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New Models of Collaboration: GIS Coordination in New York State

Abstract

Introduction

I. Underlying Strategic Vision

II. Project Description

III. Changes introduced in the service system

IV. Collaborators and their roles

V. Clients’ involvement

VI. Problems encountered and solutions tried

VII. Results

VIII. Costs

IX. Benefits

X. Remaining Questions

References

Abstract
New Models of Collaboration: GIS Coordination in New York State
Wed, 01 Oct 1998
Ophelia Eglene and Sharon S. Dawes
 
The NYS Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordination Program was designed and implemented through the collaboration of governments and private entities throughout the State. This case study presents this innovative initiative as a model for data sharing and public-private sector partnerships. The report describes in detail how the GIS Coordination Program was initiated and developed, looking at the role of the different collaborators as well as the problems encountered and solutions tried. An evaluation of the costs and benefits of the project is also included, as well as a reflection on the remaining problems that need to be tackled in the coming years.