PenBay's Stu Rich and Kevin Davis have written an informative white paper for those interested in using geographic information systems (GIS) for facility management. GIS is one technology that has many practical uses for facility managers. A GIS is a system that allows viewing, understanding, questioning, interpreting and visualizing data in many ways. This process reveals relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts. A GIS can be used by facility managers for space management, visualization and planning, and emergency and disaster planning and response, as well as many other applications.
This ground-breaking white paper provides a detailed overview about GIS, including informative case studies. It is intended to be useful for individuals and leaders within facility management, as well as real estate managers, property developers, architects, engineers, consultants and government entities. This paper is sponsored by Manhattan Software, Esri and the IFMA Foundation.