How it works
Spatial data has the power to drive informed decision making and deliver high impact strategies. However, for many business owners and leaders of social change engagement with spatial data is often passive – received as a static update or conclusion rather than a tool to use.
Plan Spatial has been engineered to change that and make the power of spatial data available to everyone, everywhere. It allows you to harness spatial data to reveal the most urgent priorities and opportunities for impact and gives you the tools to build a project plan, prioritise actions and measure impact.
Essentially Plan Spatial gives you context and clarity, the tools to build effective strategies and the project management capabilities to execute them.
Plan Spatial is a powerful tool to help meet the urgent demands of multiple industries and sectors, including public health, logistics, agriculture and education – anywhere GIS, business intelligence and project management are key functions of delivery. In fact, Plan Spatial brings these functions together into a single simple to use tool that anyone can use and breaks down the software silos common in complex organisations.
Using Planning Spatial
Using a common sense visual interface Plan Spatial brings data to life on a map, allowing you to ‘see’ insights, drivers and impact relating to your area of focus, revealing what needs attention and where. This is really important because when the map is placed at the centre of service delivery, the challenges become human: for example, numbers become population centres and people not just points on a chart.
The web app enables project planning using three central functions – layers, effects and priorities.
- Layers are about information: these can be anything from heat maps and regional boundaries to transport routes to location types – every industry will have different requirements for what information layers they need to see. Plan Spatial also uses target layers, where you can view locations that relate to your area of focus. You can use multiple layers to build your understanding of any given region.
- Effects are about action: these are work packages of things you plan to do. For example an effect in the logistics industry might be called ‘delivery point’, but in reality it involves many practical stages – administration, a vehicle and someone to complete the delivery, etc. Plan Spatial simply allows you to bundle a group of activities into a single effect to help simplify the planning process.
- Priorities are about order: these are effects you plan to deliver arranged in priority order, based on what you’re learning from your information layers and outcomes you want to achieve.
Using Plan Spatial is really easy. You can toggle information and target layers on and off with a click to view more or less information and simply drag and drop effects into priority order. It’s a really useful way to quickly bring structure to your project and enables collaboration with your team and stakeholders.
Publishing your project
Once you’ve established a set of project priorities you can publish your project plan using the built in project management platform. Here you can assign resources and roles, track project progress and measure impact. Based on what you’re learning you can jump back into Plan Spatial anytime to pivot where required and update your priorities.
Plan Spatial can easily integrate with a range of service providers like Microsoft Project for example. Get in touch to discuss unique requirements and integrations you require.
Prove your approach
We believe that for transformation to take place you need to get practical and deliver at scale, and Plan Spatial is a comprehensive solution that can help prove that your approach works. Firstly the tool can integrate with GIS and Business Intelligence providers that are already an important part of your ecosystem so your data can work harder for you. Secondly our benefit index capabilities can prove the commercial benefits of your services helping to onboard future stakeholders, partners and investors.
About Plan Spatial – Insight Driven Social Impact
Founded in 2018 by former British Army Officer, Dan Perkins and global systems developer, Nicholas Jory Plan Spatial is the perfect marriage of tactics and technology.
Built upon the decision support pedigree of post-conflict reconstruction Plan Spatial has been engineered to deliver insight-driven social impact and achieve transformation at scale. Using a common sense visual interface that anyone can use it brings data to life on the map, allowing the users to ‘see’ insights, drivers and impact, revealing what needs attention and where.
Engineered to enhance perspective, Plan Spatial exists to support the policy makers, decision takers and community shapers on the leading edge of transformation.