ch07 - Chapter 7: Working on GIS Projects Learning and...

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Chapter 7: Working on GIS Projects Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition
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Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition 2 Objectives Learn basic project management methods Understand how to structure projects Study two solved projects Finish the Swimming Pool Case Study, using the two solved projects as guides Use this chapter’s solved projects as templates for your own advanced projects
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Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition 3 Project Management In GIS projects you must: Define the problem Decide which factors to ignore and which are important Deal with uncertainties Project management brings structure to GIS project work
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Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition 4 Project Life Cycle Projects have phases organized in a systems development life cycle The most widely used cycle is called the waterfall model It assumes that a project has several phases and flows from one phase to the next Ideally project phases are sequential—once a phase is completed, it is not revisited The reality is that most project phases do cycle back to earlier phases
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Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition 5 Project Life Cycle (continued) Major project phases Problem identification phase State the problem, opportunity, issue, or objective; provide an approach for a solution; and define the scope or limitations of the project Analysis phase Determine the detailed needs for a solution, collect data, and represent the solution on paper
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Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition 6 Project Life Cycle (continued) Major project phases Design phase Process data and build the system or models that provide a solution Implementation phase Provide access to the solution as an operating computer system or through reports
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Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition 7 GIS Project Components Three streamlined project phases for an introductory project: Project proposal Project phase deliverable combines the phases for problem identification and analysis Process log Deliverable for this project phase lists each major step you’ve taken to build the analytical GIS Report A report, along with the folders and files of your GIS, are the major deliverables of the project
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Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition 8 Project 1: Transportation Background An efficient and well-designed public transit system is a vital component of a thriving and growing community Public transit yields numerous benefits, three of which are: Affordable mobility Congestion management Economic growth
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Learning and Using Geographic Information Systems: ArcExplorer Edition 9 The Problem and Approach to a
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ch07 - Chapter 7: Working on GIS Projects Learning and...

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