Technology trends in land management: Geographic Information Systems - August 27, 2014
In the unconventional environment, land departments are challenged to manage an ever-growing number of leases and an expanding volume of data within their land systems while keeping pace with accelerated development plans, increased acquisition and divestiture activities, and changing reporting requirements. Concurrently, land organizations are experiencing knowledge loss due to the crew change from an aging workforce of seasoned professionals to the next generation who are struggling to adapt. Both factors are driving the use of increasingly sophisticated technology within and functions. The extensive capabilities of Geographic Information Systems provide a unique way to approach traditional land management activities and a wide variety of other business processes in order to bridge gaps and increase performance.