North Line GIS offers Strategic Planning or GIS Master Plans for entities to use as a road map in their development of a GIS. This is a modeled process which focuses on the overall needs of the client along with specific department needs from applications and data development to staff training.
Our plans use a Return-On-Investment (ROI) approach where the benefits to the organization are compared to the ease of implementation and overall cost of the proposed solution. By taking into account the time it takes to realize the overall benefit, our clients are able to plan for the fiscal impacts and staff or contractor involvement to have a successful implementation. Our planning process delivers a tool which may be used by the client to plan and design GIS projects as they progress in the future by having a living document which may be updated to account for future needs.