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GIS Project Planning & Implementation

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

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About this Course


In this course, you’ll explore GIS and the growth of knowledge industries, GIS as a business and the drivers that shape business decisions and operational aspects of GIS. Lectures focus on GIS project management, metadata documentation, impact of the internet and web on geographic information, operational aspects of GIS implementation, and management case studies. You’ll examine project team formation and GIS project development and design, including specification of needs, defining project scope and data requirements. We’ll also cover selection and procurement of tools, project estimating, planning, budgeting, tracking and reporting, skill development, and operation of the GIS team.

Upon completion of the course, you'll understand:

  • Steps and considerations involved in GIS project management
  • Business drivers for GIS solutions
  • Choosing the right GIS
  • Key implementation issues
  • Why GIS projects fail: pitfalls to avoid and tips for success
  • Roles of staff members in a GIS project
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