Show me the Money - Identifying the Socio-economic Benefits of Investment in Geospatial Information
Date & Time
Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020
- 6:00 pm
The geospatial industry is dogged by its inability to express the value proposition of what they offer. Recent work in the field of geo-economics has focused on assessing socio-economic benefits in the context of use cases that align with organizational or National policy drivers. This course will focus on introducing geospatial professionals to a simple methodology for identifying and articulating economic, social and environmental benefits in terms decision makers can understand and where appropriate, estimating the return on investment in monetary terms.
The course is delivered in two parts, the first is a self-paced e-learning module of slides plus narration, illustrated with case studies drawn from a number of domains including urban planning, flood modelling and surveying. It takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. The second part, is a webinar that builds on the e-learning module through a question and answer session with a panel of specialists, allowing delegates to gain insights relevant to their challenges gaining executive-level buy-in for investment plans.
This session is presented by Mercury Project Solutions and their partners, ConsultingWhere. Mercury deliver strategic, location-intelligence consulting services as well as project and program management. They develop effective policy and strategy recommendations for their clients across the public and private sector.
The event will be chaired by John Kedar, principal at Geospatial Initiatives. The expert panel will be:
- Andrew Coote, Principal Consultant at ConsultingWhere
- Maurits van de Vlugt, Director at Mercury Project Solutions
- Alan Smart, Senior Economist at ACIL Allen & Chair, Tasmanian Spatial Information Council
Registration for this event is free for SSSI members and only $95 for non-members - this includes both the webinar and the e-learning course prior.
Please register by no later than midday on Monday 19 October to secure your place!
Note: you will receive a separate email directly from the presenters with your login details for the e-learning course.
This event is worth a total of 2.0 SSSI CPD points (for both the e-learning and webinar).
Katie Le Miere
National Events Manager