GIS Health Check ™ Playbook for the Future

November 20, 2012 -- The economic downturn has impacted all of us and especially local government agencies.  Local government GIS teams are finding that they must justify their existence and have a clear and concise path for the future.  Curt Hinton, President of GTG points out; “GIS for GIS sake is a relic of the past.  Our clients are seeing the need to be guided by a strategic game plan.  They must show the organization their vision, return-on-investment examples, and tangible results. We have developed a method for achieving organizational buy-in that will guarantee a continued investment in GIS. Our GIS Health Check ™ is an inexpensive way to ascertain the steps needed to insure GIS success.” 

Recently GTG assisted Davie, FL with a GIS Health Check ™.  Davie has been doing GIS for a number of years but needed clarity on next steps and priorities.  Irene DeGroot, GIS Manager, Town of Davie points out: “The GTG team did an excellent job on identifying our next steps.  This Health Check is just what we needed to continue our GIS success.”  Like the Town of Davie, the City of Blue Springs, Missouri has been successful with GIS but needed to identify the best return-on-investment opportunities for the next three years.  Gail Porter, GIS Coordinator, states: “The Health Check document looks great. I really believe that it will be a good tool as we move forward ….. we will be able to implement the recommendations as quickly as possible and this will allow us to bring recommendations forward to our Administrator.”  David Lyons, GIS Director for GTG, points out: “The GIS Health Check ™ has become a very popular way of giving clarity to our client’s GIS.  Our team of experts does a data review, a needs assessment, and prioritizes further GIS implementation.  We then present the results back to the organization.  This has served to guarantee organization support, funding, and the success of our clients. Recently, we did a GIS Health Check ™ for West University Place, TX.  The result was a targeted upgrade of their GIS to include critical data layers, Esri’s ArcGIS for Local Government, and end-user applications.”

It is important to identify where you are going with your GIS and how you are getting there.  The GIS Health Check ™ is an effective tool in advancing your GIS cause.  Please contact Curt Hinton at 888-757-4222 for more information.  Also, go to our website at  for more information on our GIS Health Check. 

About Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG):
GTG is a full-service local government GIS consulting company offering specialized experience in the planning, design, implementation, and procurement of geo-technologies.  GTG has unmatched technical GIS capabilities, demonstrated successes, international experience, and a reputation for successfully implementing the right solutions. GTG develops GIS products that spatially enable various enterprise solutions and integrates an organization's IT investment via a common interface. GTG also offers stand-alone products for land management, public safety, public access, touch screen technology, and utilities.

GTG has more than 700 clients located throughout North America and Europe and serves all levels of government as well as the private sector. To support our clients, GTG maintains four offices located across the United States: Headquarters in North Carolina, and regional offices in Texas, Florida, Ohio, and California.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. at 888-757-4222 or you can access our website at

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