Summary and Info
Local government professionals engaged in a wide range of tasks need to understand the potential applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Local authorities are slowly gaining awareness of the benefits that GIS can bring. Geographic Information Management in Local Government presents a series of representative case studies taken from a variety of authorities in the UK. In each instance, the text examines what triggered the authority's initial decision to adopt GIS, explores the types of problems that it encountered and highlights a number of areas of best practice. It reviews the capabilities and limitations of existing techniques, considers the human factors that affect the adoption of GIS (including training needs), and explores the future of GIS in local government. It is critical for all those considering a new GIS or developing the future of GIS in local governments.