A successful implementation of the Enterprise GIS is widely based on many factors including the availability of appropriate staff. Cook County GIS works closely with their GIS Land Information Steering Committee, which is composed of departmental staff that help architect a vision for the enterprise GIS. They have a vision for future policy and administrative issues pertaining to the management of this Cook County asset. This group takes the necessary steps to ensure that the business needs of Cook County are met by the successful application of GIS in Cook County using the ideas and collaborative efforts of the entire organization. The Land Information Steering Committee lends itself as a strong voice in the adoption of infrastructure design and appropriate GIS policies. It is the unifying body of the organization and speaks through a cross-departmental focus group.
To ensure the project’s success, the Cook County Board of Commissioners established an enterprise Department of Geographic Information Systems. This entity is responsible for overseeing the county-wide GIS automation and implementation of county enterprise GIS projects. It also works towards the maintenance, training, application development, and software distribution of a unified Cook County enterprise GIS.
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