CONSENSUS BUILDING MODEL TO SELECT CASIS IN SMALL COMMUNITIES

In this paper, automated mapping/facilities management and geographic information systems (AM/FM/GIS) are examined, which are called computer-assisted spatial information systems (CASIS) here. The paper examines the software selection process; develops a knowledge-based, multi-attribute, multi-objective, consensus building model (CBM); and establishes the validity for using the exogenously developed CBM for the selection of CASIS software. Model development is based on analyzing how well the attributes of the software meet user requirements in four areas: functionality, technical capability, vendor characteristics, and costs. Expert knowledge on the ability of GIS software functions to fulfill a user's needs was collected from several domain practitioners. Responses from those experts were highly consistent. A sensitivity analysis was performed on the CBM, revealing model stability in its predictions. The validity of the model's predictions were shown to be realistic in comparison to domain experts.

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  • Accession Number: 00724440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1996 12:00AM