Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

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Challenges with GIS in the Enterprise.Save the Date for the Spring Meeting

When: Wednesday June 17, 2015

Where: Carl A Fields Center, Princeton University

Data sharing is a hallmark of GIS.  As GIS programs become more mature, our data models become more complex and specific to our organizations.  GIS data is no longer managed outside of an organization’s enterprise; GIS data is now part of the enterprise.  As data becomes managed within the enterprise, data model requirements by internal and external clients most often do not match the enterprise model. 

Transformation of GIS data is a daily occurrence and manual transformation of the data can be laborious and time consuming.  Spatial ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tools, automation, and the publishing of data as a service are essential parts of managing GIS data within the enterprise.  This meeting will focus around the challenges facing GIS professionals of managing our data within an organization’s enterprise, tools and techniques for migrating data in and out of the enterprise, and various data models to support an organization’s mission.

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