Measuring Public Sector Open Data Initiatives
The Geospatial Maturity Index was developed in 2018 to help public sector organizations measure their GIS departments and program maturity amongst their peers.
The survey is organized into three sections reflecting the core competencies of a GIS program:
- Readiness – The capability to establish and sustain a GIS program with funding and staff capacity as well as buy-in from senior management and council.
- Implementation – The availability of tools, processes, and data to support robust GIS programming.
- Impact – The benefits that the GIS program has yielded for both the organization and the public.
Through the 88-question survey, participants showcased the innovative ways they use GIS to better serve the public and improve internal processes—including the use of GIS in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
North America’s Top 25 GIS Programs – 2020
Learn how your organization can participate in the annual survey.
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 GMI ranking continues to provide valuable insight for continue growth and improvement for The City of Calgary.