Consultancy

Experts in smarter data and solution deployment

All data gets difficult with volume, but geospatial data is amongst the most complex.

How do you understand the state of your dispersed and dynamic, but mission-critical, location data? And, how can you actively manage this information for the greatest return on investment? In short, how do you make your data smarter?

Our consultants – recognised as experts across the industry – specialise in strategies for data management and the deployment of GIS solutions.

“The individuals that we have worked with at 1Spatial have demonstrated a deep understanding of our requirements as well as a profound grasp of data management and data integrity issues in a broader context.”

Malcolm Havercroft, Head of Operations for Data Collection & Management | Ordnance Survey GB

1Spatial consultants – making your data smarter

We build long-term relationships with our customers, helping them to:

  • find new applications for data investments
  • meet emerging needs with existing data
  • create a data strategy that supports business objectives

Our consulting team covers two types of tasks:

  • Data
  • Deployment

Data

We specialise in solving data problems, making your data smarter and freeing you to concentrate on the important task of running your business.

Applying agile working principles, we work with key stakeholders in your organisation to understand your data and link it to your underlying business needs.

We combine innovative data review techniques, specialist tools and sprint methodology to assess data quality, improve understanding and model desired outcomes.

With smarter, more agile data your business can make better decisions, faster.

How we do it

To gain an initial understanding of your data, its structure and the scale of work required we start with a data discovery workshop.

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Data discovery allows us to then follow three repeatable steps:

  1. Data improvement requirements workshop
  2. Design Sprint
  3. Retrospective

Workshops, which normally take place on your premises, bring together key stakeholders in your business. These sessions define packages of work or tasks, prioritise them and create a backlog of work.

Backlog tasks are then assigned to a Design Sprint each of which normally lasts for one or two weeks.

During each sprint, we work through the assigned tasks, test outcomes and make measurable improvements.

When we have made the required changes and tested the results, we present these back to stakeholders in a Retrospective. Through the Retrospective, we learn from our experiences and agree actions to make sure we continuously improve for the next iteration.

At this stage, we also start to prioritise the work for the next Workshop which, including feedback from stakeholders, forms the basis of the next sprint.

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Each sprint usually results in a further improvement in output data quality.

The entire process is a collaborative effort between experts in your team and ours.

We follow methodologies for agile data consultancy which have evolved through our experiences of many similar, data-driven projects. These enable collaboration and provide feedback as quickly as possible while eliminating wasted time.

We have become experts at helping our clients define and drive their Data Strategy. We help you define data quality goals, then audit and assess current quality against those. Using our data-management tools, we can then apply advanced algorithms and predictive techniques to improve data quality and reach those goals.

Deployment

1Spatial consultants are, naturally, the leading experts on deploying 1Spatial technologies like 1Integrate, 1SMS (the 1Spatial Management Suite) or Elyx. We work with clients to install our solutions and configure them exactly to your needs. With our Training and Support teams, we can manage your entire project or simply add expert input where required.

We also work on completely bespoke projects, using our knowledge and tool-sets to develop unique solutions for unique situations.

We deploy third party solutions, too.

We are experts in Esri technology and in Oracle Spatial Databases.

1Spatial is the sole UK and Ireland distributor for Latitude Geographics’ Geocortex software and a Platinum Value Added Reseller for Safe Software’s FME solution.

Our deployment services cover:

  • 1Spatial
  • Esri
  • FME
  • Geocortex
  • Oracle

Our consultants frequently advise on the selection of geospatial software and on the deployment of technology. Our deep relationships with these companies gives us insight into development roadmaps and often access to pre-release solutions for leading-edge and complex projects.

Contact us

To learn more about the above services or to enquire about your specific needs, please contact us.