Geospatial Return on Investment Resources

The Wisconsin Land Information Association regional meeting on October 16-17, at the Heidel House Resort in Green Lake, focused on “Building the case for GIS and return on investment (ROI).” Doug Adams gave a dynamic presentation on a ROI case study conducted by Baltimore County, Maryland. For more information on their efforts, see the following links:

Baltimore County’s GIS Benefit*

  • 119,377—Hours saved with the use of GIS
  • $4,052,895—Money saved with the use of GIS (total number of hours saved at $33.95 per hour)
  • $606,626—Other benefits realized from the use of GIS (e.g., agriculture preservation program, savings derived from performing work in-house as opposed to using consultants, and revenue collected from data request fees)
  • $4,659,521—Total annual benefits realized from the use of GIS
  • 121.03%—Percentage of annual benefits realized from the use of GIS after its cost is subtracted
  • 221.03%—Percentage of money saved with the use of GIS

Another innovative presentation on ROI comes from IndianaMap.

See also the following resources:

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