- Las Cruces, NM US
This is an example of a master input data list (MIDL). This was created for a fire department. The MIDL is used to collect all of the data needed for an information product. Included in the MIDL would be the title of the data needed, the type (such as polygon, line, point), the typical attributes, and the source of the data. It can also include information such as data volume, characteristics, and costs, if the data is not free. This is created by the GIS design team, and it is required for every spacial information product (SIP) needed for the GIS.
An important skill is the ability to take data and envision what useful information can be created. This is an example that was completed for the Valles Caldera.
This is an example of a design study for the Valles Caldera. The design study discusses the mission statement of the organization, the possible information products that help achieve the goals of the mission statement, and a master input data list (MIDL) of data that would be required for the completion of the spatial information products.
This is an example of a spatial information product for the Valles Caldera. This outlines the information needed to create a SIP, such as any maps, data input, linkages, error tolerance, and costs. This is used in the beginning stages of GIS planning.
A technology seminar is the opportunity to gather everyone in your organization to discuss what GIS is, GIS terminology, functions of GIS, and the planning process. This example is of information that would be provided during a technology seminar for the Valles Caldera organization.