Are Your Gaps Slowing You Down?

Jun. 21, 2016

There are few things more frustrating than making your geospatial data available to agencies and departments just to find out you have gaps in your data. GAPS_Peru_3D_Comparison_Stacked.pngWhat happens if this occurs during yearly planning sessions? It can cause delays in budgets, or worse yet, projects to be pushed out to the next budget when data is not available.

When was the last time you reviewed your data to find and fix gaps? It’s better to discover them yourself and obtain the data you need before you find out the hard way, that your gaps are delaying mission critical projects.

Having to go back and purchase or contract for new data to be collected, can add weeks if not months to a project timeline. There can also be hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars riding on the project and any delay can be costly.

Gaps in your elevation data can cause even more issues when the new data purchased to fill the gaps has a different date of creation. Features like buildings, roads, streams and rivers may have slightly changed creating confusion and discrepancies. This inconsistency across datasets can lead to project inaccuracies, delayed timelines, and wasted resources.

Take the time now and review your geospatial data. Are there gaps in your data? If so, obtain the data you need to fill in the gaps then review your datasets for inconsistencies before they delay projects.

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