Motivational Factors for Employing GIS in Airports
Author: Dawn M. Johnson
409 East Monument Avenue
The key goal of an airport is to serve air travelers safely. But an underriding goal is to create efficiencies and add value to public services. We know GIS provides a direct return, but its intrinsic value is difficult to measure. The return on investment (ROI) equation for GIS must include the change in these factors after GIS implementation: the airport's ability to manage maintenance, documents, lease space, related assets, and more. Airport managers must understand that GIS is a tool that connects existing systems and can make access to data more efficient, thereby providing powerful decision making capability.