Jun 20, 2014

Creating a Major Event Mapping and GIS Strategy

written by Mike

Since London 2012 we have assisted a variety of major events with the development of a mapping and GIS strategy.

Done well, mapping and GIS for an event can be key enabler for planning and operating an event, done badly it can cause disruption, delays and confusion.

Each event will need a different strategy to deliver a suitable mapping and GIS service that enables the organisers, however there are some key threads which we always cover in the strategy, these include:

  • Scale of requirements
  • Mapping approach
  • Standards
  • Benefits
  • Partners
  • Commercialisation
  • Data
  • Technology
  • Resourcing
  • Look & feel
  • Production management
  • Operational tools
  • Procurement
  • Budgeting
  • Legacy
  • Tactical planning
  • Risks
  • Opportunities
  • Recommendations

Within each of these sections we cover a variety of key points to review and steer the approach to maximise efficiency and value for money, not just in the department responsible for maps, but across the whole event organisation.

If you are interested in developing a mapping and GIS strategy for your event please get in touch and we can use our experience to help built the right approach for your event.