Planning a GIS Implementation

GIS 6350 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Geographic information systems (GIS) have the potential to benefit many different types of organization in many different ways. This course emphasizes the process of planning a GIS implementation so that the organization ends up with the “right” GIS. Focuses on understanding the planning process and the issues involved in preparing for the implementation of a GIS within a multi-user environment. Assignments seek to help students grasp the various stages of the process, including the understanding of organization strategy, needs assessments, capability definition, data design, system requirements and organizational impacts. While the class uses enterprise-level GIS as the context for the planning process, the process discussed can also be applied to smaller scale organizations and systems. Requires basic understanding of GIS and of basic information technology concepts.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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