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The Benefits of a 2 Tier GIS Strategy

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GIS is here to stay but the future belongs to organizations that can better implement their geospatial technology to be useful to all.

GIS data has traditionally been implemented by organizations in such a way that it requires a team of highly trained GIS scientists and specialists to analyze the data linked to the locations it focuses on.


Nearly everyone nowadays uses online maps with GIS data and have integrated them into their daily lives, from GPS-enabled smartphones, to GIS data that flows into online tools. Organizations now have a great opportunity to leverage and extend the benefits of these tools and technologies. The key is to expand the benefits of spatial data beyond the current specialists to the entire workforce.

The way to achieve this is to deploy a 2 Tier GIS Strategy

This adds a dynamic component that adapts to changing business needs, which includes a wider number of applications that are easier to use than traditional GIS applications.

A successful implementation of this groundbreaking approach included the following factors: 

  • Evaluation of user needs
  • Long-term upper management commitment to the project
  • Sufficient allocation of resources
  • A “GIS Champion” to ensure smooth transition
  • Organization-wide communication

Download the white paper Benefiting from a 2 Tier GIS Strategy to learn more.

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