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Opensource GIS

A disruptive force or a driver of Innovation?
In order to better understand the increasing availability and emerging popularity of opensource GIS options, you first of all need to place it in a wider evolutionary context. From the 5th Century’s Babylonian stone carving map, through to the creation of the Mercator navigational Projection, and later on to the development of the printing press, the power of mapping has always been about its ability to communicate and disseminate knowledge and ideas about our world. GIS is the most recent phase of mapping evolution which carries on this tradition. Prior to its commercialisation in the 1980s and 1990s, GIS was... (read more)
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Bringing in GIS (3)

Innovative GIS projects are exciting to the technologist who understands and clearly sees the benefits. More challenging is convincing budget-holders and broad business that the investment is worthwhile. This can be done using the simple but powerful benefits-modelling approach.<P> This article, the last in a series of three, represents the final piece in the jigsaw of a business-driven approach to justifying GIS projects. The first article demonstrated the merits of a top-down, business-led approach to effecting change, as opposed to a bottom-up, technology-driven solution. The second article  showed how to design an organisation and plan for success by establishing a... (read more)
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