Category: General

What Does Storytelling Have to Do with a GIS Strategic Plan?

What Does Storytelling Have to Do with a GIS Strategic Plan?

Tell the user’s story A GIS Strategic Plan (see template) defines the technical and business objectives of a GIS program.  Many people view this as an uninspired document with cookie-cutter recommendations.  But I like to see it as a way to understand the unique story of a client and turn that into a script for action. A focus on the user’s story ensures a more robust and vetted plan.  In...
Why I enjoy writing GIS Strategic Plans

Why I enjoy writing GIS Strategic Plans

I am currently working on Strategic Plans for the City of Walnut Creek and the San Jose Water Company. It got me thinking about the processes involved and why I enjoy doing GIS Strategic Plans. It allows me to research the latest technologies, review what we’ve done for other clients and then weave that into an optimized, tailored solution for the new client.  That kind of thinking forms the foundation for everything...