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GIS, Organisations and People : A Socio-technical Approach - James Petch

GIS, Organisations and People

A Socio-technical Approach

Paperback Published: 31st January 1999
ISBN: 9780748406531
Number Of Pages: 232

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GIS projects have previously been viewed primarily as technical exercises, but it is now evident that the success of GIS projects depends as much on organisational issues as upon technicalities. GIS projects have profound socio-organisational contexts which must be taken into account if such projects are to succeed. The books presents an overview of the human' side of GIS, both individual and organisational.
GIS Organisations and People draws on material from the fields of mainstream business administration and information systems and builds a picture of how important they can be to GIS development and describes the implementation strategies which will allow their introduction. This unique textbook will meet the needs of an introductory module on the human aspects of GIS at advanced undergraduate and Master's level. It will equally be suitable for GIS professionals whose technical knowledge may be considerably greater than their appreciation of organisational strategic concerns.
Key Features:
* This introductory guide fully explains the importance of organisational issues in promoting successful GIS projects
* A full glossary of specialist terms and a self-check' questions round-up at the end of each chapter help develop the reader's comprehension

The 'GIS for Beginners' Series
Acknowledgements
Figures
Introduction
From Techno-centric to Socio-technical Computingp. 1
Information Systems in Organisationsp. 13
GIS Systems Development Methodologyp. 45
Alternative Information Systems Development Methodologies: Socio-technic Methodologiesp. 83
Alternative Information Systems Development Methodologies: Rapid Development Methodologiesp. 117
GIS 'Peopleware'p. 151
The Way Aheadp. 177
Glossaryp. 187
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780748406531
ISBN-10: 0748406530
Series: GIS for Beginners
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 31st January 1999
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.49  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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