Substantial opportunity exists to share spatial data, knowledge, and other resources across programs in
the public and private sectors.
This report is a discussion of the mechanisms for evaluating public sector
geographic information systems. It presents strategies for quantifying potential system benefits, and it
shows what opportunities exist for containing costs and maximizing the benefits of GIS implementation.
The role of partnerships and information sharing is stressed in the context of maximizing the value of GIS
in public organizations.