Building your GIS Runway
Build the Foundations of your GIS
We often start by asking the questions “What GIS data is needed?”. Project success is reliant on data. That might mean finding data sources or geographic data collections, generating the correct GIS data formats, cleaning and correcting existing GIS data sets, generating data map layers, and publishing GIS data online. Adequate time spent preparing data for use in solving a business problem, is crucial for success. Find out more about how we can help prepare your data for use in your GIS.
We often start our data preparation work with a simple question: “Do you have ALL the data you need to solve your business problem?” This question often starts an exploration of what data is required. If there are gaps, how can they be filled. Is there public data available? Maybe data need be purchased, what sources offer what is needed. This might also be a data collection of creation task: can staff generated what is needed? Incomplete data can be a barrier to any potential solution put in place. A half answered question, is no answer!
We’ve all heard the famous saying: “Garbage in means garbage out!” Accurate, error free data is crucial. A point marking a gas valve which is offset by 10 m will send a maintenance worker, sent out to fix an issue, on a wild goose chase. A building density analysis will provide meaningless results if your building polygon layer contains misplaced buildings. Inaccurate routing data could send the fire service on a circuitous route to an emergency. Data accuracy is crucial. Our data experts will spend time focusing on the quality of your data. Fixing issues, and removing errors.
With complete and accurate data, the next phase is data publishing. Modern GIS systems have simplified the publishing process. That means easier not easy. We spend considerable time publishing your data correctly. Ensuring the right format based on the problem you are looking to solve.
But data publishing can often be the first step. Calculation, data enrichment and much more can follow the publishing process.