GIS – Underutilized? Underappreciated? Underwhelmed? Educate Your Key Decision Makers

Do you feel you are getting a maximum return-on-investment? Do you feel your organization understands and supports GIS? Is your governance structure impacting GIS adoption and growth? Is your GIS adequately funded? Do you have full organizational adoption of the technology? Let’s face it a majority of GIS implementations are not reaching their potential. It has been said that 95% of GIS implementations fall short of enterprise-wide adoption. It doesn’t have to be that way. One big impediment to success is buy-in and understanding of what the technology can and should do for the organization. Success is imminently achievable. If you can’t answer all of the previous questions in the affirmative then you need to strive for change. In that regard, Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) has developed two seminars - “GIS for Manager’s Workshop” and “10 Ways to Improve Your Public Safety with GIS”. GIS for Manager’s focuses on the seven keys to organization-wide GIS. The workshop utilizes case-studies and return-on-investments examples to illustrate how to be successful. The 10 Ways workshop focuses on overcoming the dismal underutilization of GIS for Public Safety. Again, case studies and ROI examples help make the workshop fast paced and enlightening for public safety officials. Class attendees have said:

• “This was an excellent workshop. The presenters were professional and knowledgeable about the issues that are important to GIS Managers. They had many insights that I hope to employ in my organization. They answered questions while opening up our minds to new ideas and methods. I highly recommend this workshop.”
• “Helped us identify what we must implement for public safety.”
• “This was a wonderful workshop. The information was presented very clearly. I would highly recommend these presenters.”

The best part of all is that these vendor neutral workshops are free. Curt Hinton, President of GTG, states, “GTG has been doing GIS for 16 years and is invested in making sure that organizations are successful. Our team loves interacting with GIS users and feel an obligation to ensure that GIS is making all of our lives better.” GTG has conducted these workshops recently in Chicago, Orlando, Tampa/St. Pete, Portland (Maine), Dallas, and St. Louis. We are looking for host sites for 2013. Again, this is no cost. Our host provides the facility and assists with inviting other local organizations to attend. These workshops have been conducted in the United States and internationally. Current engagements are being scheduled in the Bend, OR and Santa Fe, NM areas. Let us know if you are interested in a workshop in your area. Contact Matt McLamb at 888-757-4222 or email for more information or to host a workshop.

Flyers for the workshops can be found at the following URL’s:
GIS for Manager’s Workshop -
10 Ways to Improve your Public Safety with GIS -

About Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG):
GTG is a full-service local government GIS consulting company offering specialized experience in the planning, design, implementation, and procurement of geo-technologies. GTG has unmatched technical GIS capabilities, demonstrated successes, international experience, and a reputation for successfully implementing the right solutions. GTG develops GIS products that spatially enable various enterprise solutions and integrates an organization's IT investment via a common interface. GTG also offers stand-alone products for land management, public safety, public access, touch screen technology, and utilities.

GTG has more than 700 clients located throughout North America and Europe and serves all levels of government as well as the private sector. To support our clients, GTG maintains four offices located across the United States: Headquarters in North Carolina, and regional offices in Texas, Florida, Ohio, and California.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. at 888-757-4222 or you can access our website at

Published Friday, January 25th, 2013

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