The GMI serves to audit existing GIS programs with real-time accurate and comprehensive comparative data for public sector organizations to compare themselves against their peer groups and track their progress over time based on specific core competencies.

The Survey Results for Canada

Canada’s Top 25

The GMI Survey

The survey consists of four sections: Organization Information, Readiness, Implementation, and Impact.
Respondents can complete the survey within SurveyMonkey at their own pace, with the application saving the latest entries into the survey as long as the survey is completed from the same IP address.
We encourage respondents to work collaboratively across relevant departments to complete the survey, facilitating the development of a corporate-wide view of your GIS program.
All survey participants will receive a complimentary report comparing themselves to the national average.
Members of the GMI will receive a full report, as well as access to the GMI Benchmarking Tool hosted in Microsoft Power BI. Respondents’ survey answers will not be shared with any third parties.
The 2018 Canadian GMI survey has now closed, but Canadian public sector organizations are still welcome to complete the survey at any time in order to receive a complimentary maturity assessment report. The 2019 Canadian GMI survey will launch next spring.
The 2018 American GMI survey is now open and will close on October 26th. We invite all American public sector organizations to complete the survey. Public sector organizations outside of Canada and the United States are also invited to complete the survey in order to receive a complimentary maturity assessment report.

Please contact Linda Wilson for the GMI Survey Walk-through Guide, Methodology and Membership details.

2018 Canadian GMI Results

July 23rd

2018 American GMI Results

November 12th

The Geospatial Maturity Index was developed by PSD in partnership with York Region and Slimgim including the following advisors.


“We’re using the GMI, as well as some competency tools to track our maturity.
This will be integral in our roadmap to achieve our vision for Brampton. I think the GIS community was waiting for this.”

Matthew Pietryszyn, Team Lead, GIS & Open Data at City of Brampton