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Concurrent Sessions (30 Minutes) [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 8

3:00pm EDT

PRESENTATION: How to Communicate the Value of your GIS Program and Increase your Budget
AUTHORS: Michele Giorgianni*, Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo)

ABSTRACT: To geospatial professionals, the value of GIS technology and services seems indisputable. But does the leadership of your organization feel the same? Do those who make decisions about budgets and investments, understand how GIS brings value to every department and every citizen each and every day? This presentation will focus on articulating and communicating the ROI (return on investment) of your GIS and garnering the support you need to build an innovative, thriving program. We'll describe methods for capturing and quantifying the current value (time saved, money saved, better decisions, mistakes avoided, and opportunities identified) and explore examples that will demonstrate value to your organization.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 202

3:30pm EDT

PRESENTATION: ROI - or NOT Another GIS Presentation
AUTHORS: Thad J. Dymkowski GISP*, 3SG Plus

ABSTRACT: Return on Investment is typically a clear cut metric for any project or tool. However, because GIS is an intangible technology that can provide solutions that cannot be easily equated or encapsulated it is challenging to resolve it as a number that can be quantified. Or is it? This presentation will examine ROI from the viewpoint of GIS. It will illustrate clear examples and provide evidence to support an ROI determination.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Room 202

4:00pm EDT

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Tuesday May 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 202