This book shows how Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) can be used for operations management in public institutions. It covers theory and practical applications, ranging from tracking public health trends to mapping transportation routes to charting the safest handling of hazardous materials. Along with an expert line-up of contributors and case studies, the editor provides a complete overview of how to use GIS as part of a successful, collaborative data analysis, and how to translate the information into cost-saving decisions, or even life-saving ones.

section Section I|10 pages


chapter 1|8 pages


section Section II|86 pages

Academic and Theoretical Research GIS Topics

chapter 2|12 pages

Hurricane Rita’s Impact on Vegetation

A Spatio-Temporal Statistical Approach to Characterizing Abrupt Change in, and Potential Disaster Management for, Target Areas

chapter 3|16 pages

Evolving Trajectories in Public Sector Statewide Spatial Data Infrastructure

From Data Product to On-Demand Services and GIS Apps

section Section III|24 pages

Applied Research Using GIS

chapter 7|13 pages

More Than Meets the Eye

The Methodological and Epistemological Hazards of GIS Map Use in the Public Sphere

section Section IV|127 pages

Practitioner Use of GIS in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

chapter 10|9 pages

The Logistical Tracking System (LTS) Eighteen Years Later

What Did We Learn and What Could We Improve?

chapter 13|13 pages

One Government

The Enterprise Approach in a Silo Environment

section Section V|12 pages


chapter 16|10 pages