Geospatial Maturity Index
The Geospatial Maturity Index (GMI) is PSD Citywide’s benchmarking study for GIS programs. The GMI survey is a tool for public sector organizations to measure the maturity of their GIS programs and serves as a resource to guide participants in advancing their GIS programs.
Open Cities Index
In 2015, PSD Citywide launched the Open Cities Index (OCI), Canada’s first benchmarking study for municipal open data initiatives. Serving as a tool to measure the maturity of their open data programs, the OCI has provided context on how public sector organizations seek to advance and build open their open data work.
2022 GMI Survey
GMI 2022 is now live! Get started on the survey today.
The GMI and OCI programs consistent of benchmarking surveys that evaluate the Readiness, Implementation, and Impact of open data and GIS programs across public sector organizations. The surveys serve as tools for organizations to benchmark the maturity of their programs among their peers, as well as frameworks that outlines action items organizations can work towards completing to enhance their programs in the future.
The capability to establish and sustain a GIS or open data program with funding and staff capacity, as well as buy-in from senior management and council.
The availability of tools, processes, and data to support a robust GIS or open data program.
The benefits that the program has yielded for both the organization and the public.
The GMI Ranking gives us valuable insight and adds another benchmark to gauge our effectiveness and efficiency. Last year’s GMI results helped us focus on areas of improvement and we’ve spent a lot of time refining our strategic direction to ensure sustainment of our core, reliable geospatial technologies.
I participated in the GMI to refine my insights into how King County GIS compares to its peers and to help identify areas that we should target for improvement in the future.
The Open Cities Index has provided Edmonton with an important way to objectively benchmark our Open Data program. It was instrumental in providing us a goal to aspire to and to challenge ourselves with. The City of Edmonton is extremely proud to be ranked #1 in Canada for all four years of the Open Cities Index.