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Strategic planning: building an enterprise geographical information system of Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Author(s): Mohamed R. Bualhamam
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Paper Abstract

This research was done to determine the feasibility of creating a fully functional Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Ras al Khaimah (RAK) and its implementation strategy and process constrains. The purpose of strategic planning is to create a framework within which the complexity and interdependency of GIS design and implementation can be managed. RAK GIS Project (RAKGIS) is intended not only to serve all departments of the local government, but will embrace the needs of a variety of external agencies, other levels of government, and the private sector. The Emirate has identified and plan to utilized GIS technology as a means for improving its business processes, infrastructure, services, information and decision-making. The processes used in this research project can be divided into three distinct phases: strategy formulation, current situation assessment, and the tactical planning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7144, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: The Built Environment and Its Dynamics, 71440X (5 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.812727
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Mohamed R. Bualhamam, United Arab Emirates Univ. (United Arab Emirates)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7144:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: The Built Environment and Its Dynamics
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang; Xinhao Wang, Editor(s)

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