The GIS industry is too often guilty of encouraging those looking to leverage GIS to start at the end. Impressive demos and language like ‘self-service’ cloud the real picture. As we argue in today’s GIS Talk video we feel success with GIS is about starting at the beginning and not the end.
GIS Mistakes: Not Starting at the Beginning
Three key questions need to be considered by those new to GIS or those looking to get maximum ROI:
1. Where are you today?
2. Where would you like to be tomorrow?
3. What is the story and path to get there?
GIS is complex and there are many potential barriers to those without the time or experience to overcome them. That is why we put in place our free Discovery Workshop, to help you understand and map a path forward.
Author: Matt Sheehan
Matt Sheehan is a Principal at WebMapSolutions. Matt evangelizes GIS and location intelligence around the world through keynotes, articles, tweets and his books. Follow him on Twitter: