KMWorld magazine has a nice overview of the impact that GIS can have for more efficient operations. The piece leads with the often-stated role of GIS to combine with other applications in order to consolidate information and help reduce stovepiping. There’s also the tried and true reminder that “at least 80 percent of information collected and managed by government is geographic, containing information either about a location or about an event at a particular location.”
It’s interesting that there’s still a sense of selling the technology here, complete with quotes from Daratech on the size of the market and its continued growth. I wonder if the majority of the knowledge management practitioners aren’t already sold, or if they’re really not aware of the role that GIS plays in decision support for a large number of organizations.