Analysis And DesignThe following provides a description of the services available for the Analysis and Design lifecycle of the enterprise GIS and IT Program diagram shown under Professional Services.Service Descriptions:

For the Solution Architecture Design service, PriorIT Consulting, LLC recommends an integrated collection of application software products for building a complete enterprise GIS and IT for your organization.  GIS software is being used to implement a wide range of industry-focused solutions. This service shows how GIS software is used by different industries, provides sample enterprise GIS case studies, and information on GIS standards and interoperability.  This service will also investigate your company’s opportunity for using Web GIS.  Web GIS is a new pattern for delivering GIS capabilities and is at the center of the strategic direction for implementing GIS as a platform. Maps on the web provide a new paradigm for how people everywhere access and use geographic information. Your company can use GIS maps on desktops, the web, tablets, and smartphones for a sophisticated range of activities to apply advanced geographic information.

The Data and Database Solution Architecture service provides an end-to-end vision, and a process built on recommendations how a logical design will translate into one or more physical Databases, and how the Data will flow through the successive Stages involved.   This process will need to be able to address issues of Data Migration (Validation, Clean-up and Mapping).  This service will recommend data (both vector and raster) and database products and best practices to support your applications.  It will also provide alternative solution architectures to consider for designing geodatabases, GIS data management and information pertaining to data protection and replication.  This service provides links to documentation, data format samples and utilities especially useful for advanced data development.

The Application Solution Architecture service provides alternative for building applications for web, mobile, and desktop using cloud services, developer tools, read-to-use content, and self-hosted solutions based on user requirements.  Available applications include ready-to-use applications, configurable applications, and APIs.  This service provides links to documentation, developer samples and utilities especially useful for advanced application development.  A review of the customer’s current applications will also be performed and recommendations provided to update or migrate forward to best available application solution architecture.


GIS is a compute-intensive application that requires adequate hardware and network resources to support user processing requirements. The Enterprise GIS Solution Architecture must be selected to support peak user workflow requirements, and must be maintained to take advantage of rapid IT change.  The Enterprise GIS Solution Architecture service provides a significant amount of information on enterprise GIS solution architectures alternatives like Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online and Cloud and on premise deployments to help customers select the appropriate infrastructure design strategy, and maintain a hardware environment that will continue to support operational requirements.

Need hardware specifications for a new server? The Quick Capacity Plan service addresses the number of CPUs, disk storage, RAM requirement, network hardware, and system requirements for GIS products. A three page quick capacity report is also provided.

Having an existing Enterprise GIS Architecture that you want to make ready for the future? A senior system architecture design consultant will lead on-site requirements gathering and meet with appropriate GIS and IT staff to collect details on current and future Business Architecture, Application Architecture, Data Architecture, and Technology Architecture as input for a new GIS system architecture design. Key topics include critical business workflows, application usage and location, data storage, and hardware capacity planning for current and target application loads. Elements of the output design include recommendations for hardware and software upgrade specifications for servers, clients, network, and detailed Visio design diagrams for revising the current GIS system environment. An Enterprise GIS Architecture Review document is provided following the on-site requirements gathering.


Building a new Enterprise GIS Architecture or have an existing Enterprise GIS Architecture that you want to make ready for the future? A senior system architecture design consultant will lead on-site requirements gathering and meet with appropriate GIS and IT staff to collect details on current and future Business Architecture, Application Architecture, Data Architecture, and Technology Architecture as input for a new GIS system architecture design. Key topics include critical business workflows, application usage and location, data storage, and hardware capacity planning for current and target application loads. Elements of the output design include hardware and software specifications for servers, clients, network, and detailed Visio design diagrams for a new enterprise GIS system environment. An Enterprise GIS Architecture Design document is provided following the on-site requirements gathering.



The Security Solution Architecture service section provides an overview of security capabilities available for the ArcGIS platform components and current best practices. The ArcGIS platform enables customers to leverage the required GIS capabilities with the assurance that GIS continues to follow a robust and effective security framework.  This service will review the security of the entire mapping platform including:

•    Cloud: ArcGIS Online, Amazon and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

•    Server: ArcGIS for Server, Portal for ArcGIS

•    Desktop: ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Pro

•    Mobile: Collector for ArcGIS

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