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High Desert Spatial Difference

GIS is confusing!  It has its own language, constraints, and difficult to understand norms.  However, maps are now expected in the user experience.  The need for transparency in GIS is crucial.


HD Spatial has operationalized GIS to align with management and IT consulting standards.  We create transparency, eliminating the feeling of GIS “black magic" for PMs and executives.

We have developed several techniques and tools to make your GIS Integrations easier. These are intricate elements of all of our services. We call it our:  


GIS Operational Framework

Our GIS Operational Framework dispels any confusing aspects of GIS, provides accountability, and creates a streamlined engagement experience for managers and executives.  It will help IT project managers clearly understand GIS work items, dependencies, and progress in general IT terms.  No more wondering what the GIS team is up to because you don’t understand their lingo. 

GIS Process Taxonomy...

organizes the scope of GIS project work into workshops needed to complete an Assessment and Design phase.  This tool gives a clear picture of what is in and out of scope on a transformational project.   It also shows what client teams and people need to participate in each element of the project.

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MIDRAM Organization...

creates categories of GIS work packages so that project progress can be tracked at every stage of the project.  

Granular GIS Estimating...

gives a clear picture of costs, effort, and trade-offs as requirements change or new modules are introduced.  This also allows project managers to accurately load staff with work and track progress and velocity against work targets. 

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GIS Requirements Traceability...

means project requirements are tracked throughout the GIS project to ensure requirements are not missed and are thoroughly tested in an auditable manner.

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