In 2018, PSD launched the Geospatial Maturity Index (GMI) – a survey designed to benchmark the maturity of an organization’s GIS (geographic information system) program. 146 public sector organizations completed the inaugural survey and in July 2018, the Top 25 GIS Programs in Canada were announced. Since then, an additional 72 organizations have completed the survey – both in the United States and Canada. The additional entries have provided even more insight to inform our GMI Report Series. This three-part series will use the GMI survey results to uncover trends and patterns in organizational geospatial maturity, starting with the report “Geospatial Governance & Capacity.” For the purpose of this report, key findings will be presented from the Readiness Section of the GMI survey, exploring trends and best practices in the development of Geospatial teams and programs.

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