Spatial Analysis

OT Consultancy Group provides GIS consultancy services for all sizes and types of organizations. We provide quality mapping and spatial analysis, allowing clients to benefit from GIS expertise at their convenience without the need for investment in software, data and training.

Our GIS Consultancy Offers:

  • Advice and guidance through GIS Consultancy services
  • GIS software set up of both commercial and open-source platforms
  • Data sourcing for GIS projects
  • Training and support
  • Application development of GIS tools
  • Geographic data capture services and data conversion

What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) is any system which displays geographic features with related tabular data to allow a user to organize, map, and analyze data in a geographic or spatial way. GIS allows organizations to understand and interpret features in the real world in a way that would not be possible with tabular data alone. Typically, a GIS can analyze spatial data and visualize results in the form of maps, reports and charts.

Our Team Specializes in Participatory Mapping

Participatory mapping (PM) refers to the multiple ways humans create and communicate knowledge, experience, and aspirations about the world in maps. A consistent aspiration of PM has been to engage and empower marginalized or under-represented groups in society through the use of spatial technologies.

An organization requiring GIS reporting will usually have in mind a specific deliverable, such as a set of employee distribution maps or a particular question to be answered by using third party data such as Census data. The maps can be provided in a paper and/or digital format.

Don’t have the right data? Our Team Can Help You.

Data is not always available in its most suitable format and may require conversion into a more suitable or usable format for GIS use. This may require the capture from paper maps into a digital format, or conversion from other. We can also provide guidance on the development and implementation of major GIS projects and data collection with the community.

Some Examples of GIS Spatial Analysis:

  • Improving political campaign outreach by properly managing canvas routes
  • Pinpointing areas within a city that lack specific and necessary social services
  • Choosing sales or delivery territories based on population statistics
  • Analyzing community preferences for new public policies and zoning plans
  • Creating and designing illustrated pathways for upcoming marathons, walking groups, and business districts
OT-Consultant Charla M. Burnett working with Code for Boston, MapBox (API) and Refugees Welcome to create a geospatial platform that helps organization staff search for immigrant service by type and location. For more information on the Migrant Service Mapping Initiative, visit Refugees Welcome! at https://refugeeswelcomehome.org/migmap-services/