Business Applications for GIS
EPA ID#: 5162
Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am
Presenter: Thomas A. Thomey, MGP Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
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