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Leverage your enterprise GIS and Geospatial data to it’s full potential

We help you maximise your return on investment from GIS and geospatial technology, enabling better decision-making and insight across your organisation, from your customers and service users, via your field/office teams, right through to your executives and stakeholders.

Whether your journey begins with a product, service or solution from MGISS, you can expect exactly the same level of consultancy and service. Fully accredited and audited for ISO9001/14001/27001, we deliver consistent, high-quality GIS consultancy work for our clients across the UK and Ireland.

How we do it:
  • Collaborate with senior stakeholders, business analysts, and end-users
  • Establish all requirements and align them with your business methodologies
  • Provide virtual and workshop-based environments for discovery, scoping and elaboration
  • Leverage over 25 years of business improvement expertise
What we give you:
  • Current, validated and independent market view
  • Detailed report and recommendations
  • Fully scoped cost/benefit analysis
  • Implementation programme and framework for success
How we do it:
  • Leverage deep expertise in ArcGIS Online including Field maps, Survey 123, Workforce for ArcGIS, Operations Dashboard, Sweet for ArcGIS
  • Support implementation and upgrade for ArcGIS Enterprise deployment
  • Deliver unrivalled knowledge of GIS enterprise and geodatabase design
  • Provide expert support for GeoServer Installation and deployment
What we give you:
  • Access to cloud and hosting services within a secure offsite development environment
  • Facilitate optimally phased implementation and rollout
  • Guarantee complete project lifecycle support
How we do it:
  • Geoprocessing Toolboxes using Python, Pandas, ArcPy & ArcGIS Python API
  • Utilise industry-standard programming languages, including, Python and JavaScript
  • Leverage proprietary and open-source SDK and APIs
  • Workforce management/Maximo Integration
  • Operational Response and alert services
  • Extract, Load and Transform (ETL) between different enterprise systems
What we give you:
  • Access to industry expertise and experience in successful, large-scale implementation
  • Custom development to meet exact business process requirements
  • Process engine conforming to business rules
  • Ongoing project lifecycle support

Customer Testimonial

"We’ve worked with MGISS before, so they understand our business requirements, they de-mystify the technology for us, they understand where we should be going and advise us."

Andy Hopkins, GIS architect at Northumbrian Water

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Implementing GIS technology can be a complex process, but our GIS consultancy services ensure a seamless integration tailored to your business requirements.

Our GIS consultancy experts work closely with your team to understand your workflow and objectives, creating a customized GIS implementation strategy. We provide comprehensive training to equip your staff with the necessary skills to use GIS tools and applications efficiently.

Accurate and up-to-date geospatial data is crucial for successful GIS operations. Our GIS consultancy services focus on GIS data management and quality assurance, ensuring that your spatial data is accurate, reliable, and consistent.

We employ industry best practices for data collection, integration, and maintenance, minimizing data errors and ensuring data integrity. Our expertise in data quality assessment and improvement enables your organization to make well-informed decisions based on reliable GIS data, leading to better outcomes and improved overall performance.

Managing successful GIS projects requires careful consideration of several critical factors. Let’s explore some of the key considerations that our team of experts would cover in any GIS consultancy project. 

Clear Objectives: It is vital to define the project’s objectives and expected outcomes concisely and understandably. This clarity helps align project goals effectively, considering the needs of stakeholders and users.

Team Expertise: Assembling a competent team with expertise in GIS technology, data management, and domain knowledge is paramount. Their diverse skills will contribute to the project’s overall success.

Resource Allocation: Adequate allocation of resources, including budget, personnel, and technology, is essential to meet project requirements effectively.

Effective Communication: Establishing open and efficient communication channels within the team and with stakeholders ensures that everyone stays informed and engaged throughout the project.

Risk Management: Identifying potential risks and developing mitigation strategies helps minimize disruptions during project execution.

Data Quality Assurance: Ensuring the accuracy, reliability, and completeness of GIS data used in the project is critical to maintain data integrity and produce reliable results.

Legal and Ethical Compliance: Adhering to relevant laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines concerning data acquisition, sharing, and privacy is non-negotiable.

The success of Geographic Information Systems projects heavily relies on thorough planning and scoping. Here’s how our GIS Consultancy team would plan and scope effectively:

Project Scope Definition: Clearly defining the project’s boundaries, objectives, deliverables, and limitations helps avoid scope creep and ensures everyone stays on the same page.

Stakeholder Involvement: Involving key stakeholders in the planning process provides valuable insights and ensures their requirements are given due consideration.

Timeline and Milestones: Creating a realistic project timeline with well-defined milestones enables effective progress tracking.

Resource Management: Identifying required resources, such as hardware, software, and personnel, and ensuring their availability during project execution is crucial.

Risk Assessment: Conducting a thorough risk assessment helps anticipate challenges and develop appropriate risk response strategies.

Clearly defining deliverables and milestones is essential for measuring progress and ensuring project alignment with goals.  MGISS GIS Consultancy ensures;

Deliverable Definition: Specify the expected outputs at different project stages, such as data acquisition, analysis results, or final reports.

Milestone Setting: Identify significant project milestones that indicate progress and successful completion of specific project phases.

SMART Criteria: Ensure that deliverables and milestones are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound for greater effectiveness.

GIS projects may encounter various challenges during implementation. Here are strategies to overcome them:

Data Integration: Address issues related to integrating data from multiple sources by adhering to data standards and using compatible formats.

Technical Limitations: Stay updated with the latest GIS technologies and employ scalable solutions to handle large datasets and complex analyses effectively.

User Training and Support: Providing adequate training to users and offering ongoing support enhances user adoption and satisfaction.

Change Management: Manage resistance to change by involving stakeholders from the early stages and showcasing the benefits of the GIS project.

Quality Control: Implement robust quality control measures to identify and rectify data errors or inaccuracies promptly.

The MGISS difference in delivering world-class GIS Consultancy is the combination of our deep and broad expertise in GIS and Geospatial project delivery, a high level of automation and efficiency out of the box from our toolbox approach, and our commitment to your success via our unrivalled level of support and ongoing service.

Case Studies:

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