Intergovernmental Information Systems Advisory Council

IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE
FOR PARCEL-BASED GIS
IN MINNESOTA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Learn About GIS
  2. Organize For GIS Investigation
  3. Set Goals
  4. Build Support
  5. Identify Needs
  6. Identify Resources To Meet Needs
  7. Estimate Costs
    1. Software, Hardware & Systems
    2. Data
    3. Staffing
    4. Training
    5. Applications
  8. Review Goals
  9. Set Realistic Objectives
  10. Organize for GIS Implementation
    1. Policy
    2. Technical
    3. Users
  11. Plan for GIS Implementation
    1. Institutional Relationships
    2. Service Delivery
    3. Software & Hardware Overview
    4. Software & Hardware
      1. Hard Drive Capacity
      2. Backup and Data Exchange
      3. Processing Capacity
      4. Video Display
      5. Plotters and Printers
      6. PC vs. UNIX Workstation
    5. Systems Topology
    6. Software & Hardware Support and Upgrades
    7. Revise Cost Estimates
    8. Funding
    9. GIS Design
      1. Standards
        1. Coordinate Systems and Projections
        2. Datums
        3. Geodetic Control
        4. Accuracy
          1. Topological Accuracy
          2. Relative Accuracy
          3. Positional Accuracy
          4. Determinants of Accuracy
            1. Data Quality
            2. Original Scale of Data Sources
            3. Quality of Geodetic Control
            4. Source Shape
        5. Precision in GIS Software
      2. Data Layers
        1. Base Map Data Layers
          1. Aerial Photography
        2. Other Map Data Layers
      3. Naming Conventions
      4. Tabular Data
      5. Tiling
      6. Parcel Identification Numbers (PINs)
      7. Metadata
      8. Data Ownership
      9. Data Maintenance
      10. Security and Archiving
    10. Legal Issues
    11. Leveraging Previous GIS Investments
  12. GIS Implementation
    1. Implementation Schedule
    2. Base Map Creation
      1. Geodetic Control
      2. Public Land Survey System
      3. Data Acquisition
        1. Purchase
        2. Exchange
        3. Aerial Photography
        4. Data Conversion
          1. Conversion Methods
            1. Board Digitizing
            2. Scanning & Vectorizing
            3. COGO
    3. Pilot Project
    4. Other GIS Layers
    5. Expanding GIS Use
    6. Applications
      1. E911
    7. Working with Vendors
  13. Appendix A
  14. Appendix B
  15. Appendix C
  16. Appendix D

New York State has a GIS clearinghouse for information and comment.

E-mail comments or questions to IISAC at tim.breza@state.mn.us.

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Last Updated: 12 November 1997

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