MannionDaniels: Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Strengthening in Somalia

This study examined the feasibility of adding location information to the Somali HMIS using GIS. The final report outlined the added value and related risks of integrating GIS into HMIS; presented case studies highlighting important lessons from the use of GIS in health service planning in similar contexts elsewhere in the world; detailed the existing geospatial data sets for Somalia and provided guidance on whether these data sets could feasibly be used; summarised software options and outlined the next steps required to implement a GIS solution.

ACIL Allen: Assessment of the Value of Information Infrastructure as an Asset

ConsultingWhere designed and undertook a study for ACIL Allen (Economic Consultants, Australia) to evaluate how public agencies might present business cases for geospatial information by considering it as a component of the national infrastructure and using the same financial approach as might be adopted for investment in the national road or utility network. The study involved cost-benefit analysis, asset valuation and discounted cash flow. There was also a substantial interview programme involving commercial and public sector users of address information.

GeoPlace commission large scale economic study

GeoPlace LLP have commissioned ConsultingWhere to carry out a significant study examining the return on investment in address and street data for local authorities.

ConsultingWhere will be examining the costs and the benefits of the address and street data local authorities create under statute.  The team will also be examining the onward benefits for other government bodies from this, including Fire and Rescue Services and Police Forces.

A previous economic study was carried out in 2006 examining the financial return of investment from the Local Land and Property Gazetteer.  Despite significant case study work in the intervening years, no major new study has been conducted since that time examining the economic value.

The results of the study will be made available next year.