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Although the concept of enterprise GIS has developed quite a bit over the past 10 years, very few universities offer a specific course on the topic of enterprise GIS. As part of our online geospatial information master’s degree and certificate programs, we created a 3-credit course on Developing an Enterprise Level Geospatial Strategy. The goal of the course is to prepare students to address the real-world challenges of creating, operating, maintaining, and managing an enterprise GIS in the workplace. Students select an enterprise scenario and complete a broad series of activities, exercises, and reports to customize and document a multi-user geographic information system of their design. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight several of the course components, offer practical information regarding best practices for creating a common operational picture within an organization, and propose an enterprise GIS implementation roadmap that identifies useful steps for getting your project off the ground.