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Today, GIS is not just software. It’s data. It’s people. It’s getting to the answer quicker.
Data is expanding and more users are demanding access to information. However, most users don’t consume the information in the same way as a GIS professional would. As curators and managers of geospatial information, GIS professionals are looking to support organizational needs, and not just those of GIS Departments. The CIO is acutely aware of how much geospatial data is being collected and wants to know how city and state governments leverage the data for smarter, more effective government services. The slides taken from the Pitney Bowes and NSGIC webinar cover five concepts of engineering the next generation of geospatial platforms:
Extensibility: Build a platform that can be customized for users beyond the GIS department.
Usability: GIS is a complex tool. Today’s desktop platform must be adaptable to many types of workflows.
Flexibility: The next generation of geospatial solutions must be ready to support the desktop, cloud, SaaS as well as mobile platforms.
Compatibility: GIS must work in mixed environments of open source and commercial software and ingest data from myriad sources.
Expandability: Can your GIS environment work in the world of big data? Smart cities depend on ingesting sensor data produced at high rates that require geoprocessing on a scale not thought possible until recently.
To view a recording of the webinar in which these slides were used visit the Pitney Bowes Li360 Community: https://li360.pitneybowes.com/s/article/Next-Generation-GIS-for-the-Data-Driven-Government-Webinar