Business Applications for GIS
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EPA ID#: 5162
Room: A117
Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am
Presenter:  Thomas A. Thomey, MGP Inc.,

Moderator: Frank Frelka

Business Intelligence is a tool which provides information from enterprise or department specific databases to all community employees. The addition of business intelligence to a community’s GIS provides a powerful decision making tool to analyze trends over time. By using Business Intelligence within a mapping application, users can quickly view data in a specific area or identify community wide trends. Business Intelligence can link to one or multiple databases within a community. Currently communities are supporting a variety of enterprise databases from permitting, to business licensing, to Fire and Police incidences. Because the Business Intelligence tool pulls the information directly from the database, the information it displays is always the most up to date. Another advantage is that users can access information from various sources in one location without having to learn new applications.