Enterprise GIS Framework
An enterprise GIS is the framework for improved business workflows since it applies the geographic approach to relate legacy and new information for better decision making; greater efficiency with money, time, and resources; and more effective communication.
Scalable, extensible, reliable, and secure
Open, interoperable, and standards based
Capable of being effectively integrated within the enterprise
May be complex to implement; requires significant planning and support
Delivers a high return on investment
An enterprise GIS enables organizations to share maps and data among users and across departments, from a single user to thousands of users, while conforming to the organization's existing systems and environments.
Enterprise architecture strategies are changing as operations look for ways to improve access and data sharing with other organizations and to integrate GIS with other centrally managed business operations.