In the course project, you will select your own company or another real-world organization you are familiar with and design a GIS application involving spatial and attribute data. You will think up and design a new GIS/spatial capability. In your design steps, you need to describe the organization and indicate how its operation, management, or functioning can benefit from spatial analysis through GIS. What are the sources you recommend of GIS data? How do you recommend that the GIS and its data be organized? What spatial analysis can be done? What are the prospective benefits and costs of the GIS application? How do you justify that the application offers competitive advantages? You are encouraged to bring in some relevant information systems concepts from BUSB 333 (Business Information Systems). One example of such a concept from BUSB 333 is Michael Porter’s Five Forces framework for competitive IS. This could be applied to justify why the application is competitive for GIS.
You will need to go further than design of the GIS application, by testing part of your design with ArcGIS Online and Business Analyst Online. Please include several literature citations that you have consulted and that are relevant to your arguments. The length of the paper is 9-10 text pages, plus diagrams, illustrations, and BAO and/or AGOL maps. Survey 123 can also be utilized. Data can come from ESRI Living Atlas and other web sources.