Geospatial Analysis

Geospatial data is any information that has a geographical or spatial component. We use geospatial services every day without realising it: think Google Maps or Waze. Our home address, the location of potholes in our suburb, even our favorite coffee shop – these are all examples of geospatial data.

Geospatial analysis has many applications. We’ve used a geospatial approach to design local economic interventions for rural communities, to calculate the economic impact of companies’ activities at the level of communities and suburbs, and to determine the best-performing public schools in a particular municipal ward.

You can use geospatial analysis in your business, NGO, or community organisation. Speak to us and we will show you how to enhance your work with geospatial data.

Case Study

2016 local election analysis

We partnered with the Electoral Insitute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) to produce a series of research pieces. The interactive map below describes the DA’s successes in the City of Cape Town metro.

It’s possible to zoom into the map and to pan across the municipality, clicking on any ward to discover the DA’s share of the vote in that ward in 2016.