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Integration of Software for Map Data in Municipal GIS Operations
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

I have chosen to do a case study on the municipality of Lycksele. Lycksele is a municipality in Southern Lapland with about 12,000 inhabitants. It has a very low population density at just 2.2 inhabitants per square kilometer. This mirrors the average value of most Swedish municipalities.The work consists of analyzing the transition to the new form of software, Topocad, with the aim of integrating the new software into existing business operations. The municipality of Lycksele’s focus is aimed at getting all data to the new system, and creating a sustainable structure to ensure the transition and the availability of data within the organization, thus guaranteeing a sound structure going forward. At present there are a range of GIS systems being used in the municipality. Each GIS system has its own rules and ways of managing the input and output of data. There are currently no thoughts or procedures how to integrate a new universal GIS system amongst all the local departments. I have found that in order to integrate a new GIS-system it is necessary for the business to 1) have the same reference systems for spatial data; 2) know how the data will be stored and if the new GIS-system will be compatible with existing GIS-system within the organization; and 3) to know how spatial data are managed both internally and externally for achieving business goals and objectives in an efficient manner.Conflicts often occur as different aspects of the system are left to different departments. For example; the IT department performs technical installation of the systems, however the purchase of the GIS system itself falls on the shoulders of each individual department. It would seem that a universal system used by all respective departments and monitored by one central IT department would be a better solution. The lack of strategies and working models for municipal IS systems has led to a conclusion that the municipal would benefit greatly by creating an overall IS strategy for the system and creating procedures to check if it is possible to integrate new systems into existing operations. I am confident that a municipality like Lycksele would benefit greatly by developing GIS strategies on how they intend to manage GIS.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, GIS, Systemintegration, Integration, Informationssystem (IS), Strategitriangel, SOA, GAP-analys, Inspire, kommunal GIS-verksamhet, C-uppsats 15 hp
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49546Local ID: 6e0d3fa3-2240-460b-ac44-1a138ebb956eOAI: diva2:1022893
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Systems Sciences, bacheor's level
Validerat; 20160520 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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