Andrew Coote
CEO, ConsultingWhere, UK
ConsultingWhere is an International
specialist IT consulting organization
focused on...
Spatial Data Infrastructures:
Best Practice Lessons Learned
Lesson 1: Language is important
•
Cut the tech talk
•
Learn the language of business
•
Stress the term Infrastructur...
Lesson 2: Establish a
Common Framework
People
Creating and
Maintaining
Data
Enabling
Technology
Spatial Data
Infrastruc...
Lesson 3: Determine the Drivers
•
Align with the political agenda
Understand the national action plan
- Analyse where SDI...
Lesson 4: SDI Scales
•
The principles are applicable:
In local government
- In regional government
- Nationally
- Globall...
Lesson 5: The Plumbing is fixed
•
Enabling GIS Technology is available:
Mobile apps makes every citizen a GIS user
- Clou...
Lesson 6: Build an SDI ecosystem
•
Fostering collaboration is key:
Authoritative data comes from many public sources
- Ov...
Lesson 7: Think big, Start small
•
SDI requires a big vision
-
-
•
Q. How do you eat and elephant
A. One bite at a ti...
Lesson 8: Learn economics
•
What is the economic value of SDI
Do the benefits outweight the costs?
- When will those bene...
Lesson 9: Communicate Clear Messages
•
What problem are you solving?
•
Why should decision makers care?
•
What can yo...
Lesson 10: Timing is key
•
SDI (and GIS) can be seen as a solution in search
of a problem
•
Whilst you may have a great...
Thank You
Andrew Coote
Website: www.consultingwhere.com
Email: info@consultingwhere.com
Twitter: @acoote
Lessons learned from SDI implementations: National GIS best practice for SDI
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Lessons learned from SDI implementations: National GIS best practice for SDI

Andrew Coote, CEO, ConsultingWhere, UK, presents on ‘Spatial Data Infrastructures: Best Practice Lessons Learned’. The slides were presented at the esri User Conference, San Diego, 2013.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Lessons learned from SDI implementations: National GIS best practice for SDI

  • 1. Andrew Coote CEO, ConsultingWhere, UK ConsultingWhere is an International specialist IT consulting organization focused on location Information Twitter: @acoote Email: info@consultingwhere.com
  • 2. Spatial Data Infrastructures: Best Practice Lessons Learned
  • 3. Lesson 1: Language is important • Cut the tech talk • Learn the language of business • Stress the term Infrastructure - Think of SDI as like a road or electricity network - It’s a collection of asset that needs maintaining, upgrading
  • 4. Lesson 2: Establish a Common Framework People Creating and Maintaining Data Enabling Technology Spatial Data Infrastructure Institutional Arrangements Data Pricing and Availability Finance
  • 5. Lesson 3: Determine the Drivers • Align with the political agenda Understand the national action plan - Analyse where SDI can add the greatest value (social and economic) in meet the plans objectives - • Priorities are very different in different parts of the world, the key drives may be: - Where can we connect electricity to more people quickly? How can an SDI establish land rights so people can get loans to build houses? Why is agricultural production low in this area? What can SDI do to help keep our population safe
  • 6. Lesson 4: SDI Scales • The principles are applicable: In local government - In regional government - Nationally - Globally - • Across different sectors - Public sector but also Corporations – often referred here as enterprise GIS, but incorporating the same principles NGOs - MapAction disaster deployments rely on having an SDI
  • 7. Lesson 5: The Plumbing is fixed • Enabling GIS Technology is available: Mobile apps makes every citizen a GIS user - Cloud makes it more accessible than every before - The tools are getting simpler to use - • Data is the challenge ESRI community map and other sources are part of the solution - Authoritative data underwritten by an official source is however still required for many applications -
  • 8. Lesson 6: Build an SDI ecosystem • Fostering collaboration is key: Authoritative data comes from many public sources - Overcoming concerns about loss of power or influence are often preventing data sharing - • Engage the private sector Many of the most successful SDI implementations, such as Geoconnections in Canada, have public and private partnerships at their core - Innovation in our sector is, in many countries, being led by start-ups who do not realize they are using GIS - • Learn from others - There are good practice examples in many geographies
  • 9. Lesson 7: Think big, Start small • SDI requires a big vision - - • Q. How do you eat and elephant A. One bite at a time Look for quick wins - Things that can make real impact with relatively little resources - Don’t worry that the data is imperfect – its going to better than decisions being made without any spatial context
  • 10. Lesson 8: Learn economics • What is the economic value of SDI Do the benefits outweight the costs? - When will those benefits be realised? - Express benefits in financial terms – saying they are “intangible” is just being lazy - • Use the existing sources - You are not the first to need to do this There are an increasing number of studies from across the world covering many sectors There is web community of practice, see http://www.socioeconomicbenefits.com
  • 11. Lesson 9: Communicate Clear Messages • What problem are you solving? • Why should decision makers care? • What can you do to solve the problem • Craft the elevator pitch: Keep it short - No tech talk - Talk about the money - Focus on irrefutable facts -
  • 12. Lesson 10: Timing is key • SDI (and GIS) can be seen as a solution in search of a problem • Whilst you may have a great story it might not be the right time to tell it - • Unfortunately sometimes something bad has to happen to force change – be ready to be there Remember: “Rome was not built in a day” Keep pushing the message! - Don’t get disheartened!!! -
  • 13. Thank You Andrew Coote Website: www.consultingwhere.com Email: info@consultingwhere.com Twitter: @acoote

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