Most environmental and social phenomena have a geographic component and pattern. Investigating and characterising these patterns in data can reveal hidden relationships and identify causes of particular phenomena. Recent advances in computer technology and statistical techniques, particularly in the area of spatial analysis, have vastly expanded our capacity to uncover and recognise these links.

GCS specialises in spatial and environmental data analysis and statistics to improve predictions and identify clusters, hot spots or other important areas. GCS visually represents these spatial patterns using statistical graphics, custom maps and models.

GCS uses leading GIS software tools to carry out spatial analysis, including spatial density calculations, spatial buffering and proximity analyses, point pattern analyses, spatial pattern metrics, Euclidean and network distance analyses, travel time measurements, area and volume estimations, amongst others.

GCS has a distinct market advantage by utilising it’s in-house specialist expertise beyond the spatial analysis component. Any specialist report that includes spatial analytical procedures includes a culmination of relevant specialist inputs. Spatial Analytical operations carried out at GCS will not only involve the handover of data to a client – They also involve the handover of useful problem solving information that can be applied with full confidence from the specialist findings.