n IMIESA - Implementing GIS in developing countries : e-government




Extracted from text ... IMIESA MAY 2005 - 39 E-GOVERMENT Implementing GIS in developing countries by Peter Reinecke* A geographical information system (GIS) is a computer-based information system that enables the capture, modelling, manipulation, retrieval, analysis and presentation of geographically referenced data. Despite the immense potential of GIS in executive level decision-making, planning and numerous other diverse applications, these systems are largely underutilised. Why GIS? Integrating data from multiple sources is a hallmark of executive-level decisionmaking in government institutions, and is often a key bottleneck in the operation of executive support systems, GIS has a critical role to play in this context. Planning and ..


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