INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: GIS INTERN PROGRAM

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: GIS INTERN PROGRAM
Problem Identification:
Developing the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database is labor intensive and requires a base level of GIS skills. The development of the system could move much faster if additional resources could be employed for creating map overlays and maintaining the base map.

Recommended Action:
Create a geographic information systems (GIS) internship program.

Classification:
Cost Savings, Organizational, Service Improvement

Functional/Operational Area:
GIS Committee

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Costs:
None

Barriers to Implementation:
None

Projected Implementation:
90 days

Next Steps:
Contact local colleges/universities to determine interest level in establishing a program. Initiate recruitment efforts.

Analysis:
GIS interns can provide a competent source of expertise for City GIS efforts. The City can provide valuable, real-world experience for the interns.