Well this week I wanted to expand out a little more on my thoughts about how the public sector and relevant services can benefit of using mapping technology as a service from Mapsimise and to also give some examples of where and plotting and visualising connected data can be used.
The public sector is huge as a single entity, so let’s break it down into some identifiable areas so that it is far easier to understand.
There are many different departments so let’s look at the following as areas that can successfully use mapping technology to enhance services.
These are just some of the contributing activities that make up public sector engagement.
In this blog post I’m going to expand first on some of the Central Government activities (UK Specific) and start by looking at some organisations like HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs), GSR (Government Social Research) and GSS (Government Statistical Service). In later posts I’ll break down other services that could also benefit.
Initially I want to try and give some examples of how and where GEO and Mapping technology could be beneficial in enhancing daily data representation, for end users of data, statistics and analysis.
If you look to HM Revenue & Customs, account and business data can be easily mapped by region. Analytical data can be mapped in layers by size of company and its holdings, including turnover and employee size. Even the data about population over productivity and employment could be mapped to give a single view of hots spots of wealth generation or even areas that have low productivity. This type of data plotting in a GEO environment could give real insight to where resource needs to be targeted as a whole.
Analytical data can also be plotted, and Government Social Research can use GEO tools like Mapsimise to help with presenting and analysing data, mapping statistical information for a given country and having the ability to easily share maps populated with data enhances sharing.
Incidents that are generated by location and those involved can be mapped to give active insight of activity and engagement, representing activity by location. You may find these data sets represent many different topics and are useful in many different ways.
Using GEO tools to represent statistical data again can be advantageous for a range of services. If you have data that covers wealth, poverty, population and property value, income and employment types and numbers, then a given region can be mapped based on such data sets.
GEO tools like Mapsimise open a great many possibilities for data analysis and visualisation, enhancing analytical views and providing options to filter and view a range of extensive data-sets.
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Mapsimise is a geospatial software tool and platform, based on Google Maps technology which enables organisations of any type to visualise and map data via connectors or by upload to build an effective representation of their data.
Although GIS capability is not new, Mapsimise is, as the approach taken is to bring connected data and geospatial together offering minimal setup and configuration for end users.
Bio – Alistair Dickinson CEO Mapsimise
After 21 years helping organisations with technology, I’ve seen and worked on many projects. As CEO of Mapsimise I’m still very hands on working with all team members and not sat in an office making spreadsheets and crunching numbers. I’m happy to work on the support desk, take calls and discuss how our tools and technology can help businesses like yours. You can find me on Linkedin, Twitter or email me directly. I’m very jeans and t-shirts and still wear Nike Air trainers to the office which I’m told is cool…