by Roger Tomlinson
Esri Press, 2007, 254 pp.
This book details a practical method for implementing a GIS developed by the man known as the "father of GIS." Dr. Roger Tomlinson has distilled a lifetime of professional experience into a clear and structured format that guides readers step by step through planning for a geographic information system. A proven success over many years of use in public- and private-sector organizations, the Tomlinson model really works for the enterprise-wide project as well as the single-shop launch.
Developed from decades of consulting experience globally and his popular GIS seminars worldwide, Tomlinson's book helps bridge the communication gap between those with and those without technological expertise. By addressing the concerns of both types of managers (specialists and senior executives),Tomlinson's methodology provides a common platform from which to assess exactly what an organization needs from a GIS and to conduct the kind of specific planning that management can support.
This GIS classic has been thoroughly revised, updated, and redesigned for its third edition.
About the author:
Roger Tomlinson is the principal of Tomlinson Associates, a firm of consulting geographers he established in 1977. He has advised an impressive list of clients from the World Bank to the U.S. and Canadian Forest Services. He holds two Bachelor degrees, a Masters degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Ph.D. from University College, London, England. Commonly referred to as the "father of GIS," he has conducted successful GIS planning seminars worldwide.
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