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Government CIOs: Take These Steps to Replace Google Maps Engine

Published: 12 May 2015

ID: G00276096

Analyst(s): Jeff Vining


With Google Maps Engine about to be deactivated, CIOs and IT leaders should develop a balanced and strategic approach to replace GME. This approach should measure factors such as vertical/integration strategy, data migration, dynamic map renderings and visual experience.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Google's announced deactivation of its GME app in January 2016 means many government CIOs need to seek a suitable replacement
  • The wide array of competitors to GME will require CIOs and IT leaders to develop a balanced, strategic approach to finding a replacement so the choice can be fully documented and justified to senior agency members
    • Vertical/Integration Strategy
    • Vendor Track Record
    • Market Reputation
    • User Experience
    • Interoperability and Standards
    • Extent of Vendor Involvement

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