WHY Geographic Information System?

GIS means Geographic information system on people, data, software, analysis and hardware through visualizing geographic information. It could be implemented into various stages of property development. For example, planning, design, construction and project management. It’s diversity provided flexibility for the clients and made it adaptable for its clients that chose GIS system.  

Looking from above

Looking from above

Information from GIS includes;

Crime rates in the location, environmental analysis on orientations when constructing property developments making sure it’s at the right place and slope of the land.

Providing location maps on the accessibility to roads and public transportations in the subject property, especially in suburban areas. As well as the dwelling density maps within Sydney.

Participation rates and business density map within the economic region to see if the return rate of the property development is acceptable.


Now days GIS plays a crucial role in navigating properties. For example,  assisting people in different countries no matter in high or low density areas. Through the expansion of modern technologies, it is becoming part of the global culture where the information is being shared without boundaries.  The applications under GIS for example ArcGIS, MapInfo, Google Earth and ENVI Image Analysis have extended its branches (analyzing: population density, and the statistics based on the local area) to specifically help particular areas of needs across the country in different stages of developments. As a result it saves more time for the clients and as you know time is money. Therefore I believe there will be an optimistic market demand for GIS in the future property development sectors.

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How important is GIS actually?

MapInfo is based on visualising mapping and geographic analysis. It helps the businesses to plan, analyse, gain insights on markets and assist businesses in decision-making process where before having this technology, businesses will have to take longer time to sketch the idea of the damages and locations to be targeted. In this case study, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs aka (HRH) is the 8th largest insurance brokerage firm in the United States, and has over one 100 offices across the country. During the hurricane seasons located in the Southern United States, HRH adapted MapInfo’s tools to graphically visualize critical areas, which enhanced the effectiveness of Analysing potential residential exposures to these natural disasters. HRH is able to locate the hazard zones precisely and, target their services better and faster in meeting the needs of the clients by providing a clear view on the exposures through MapInfo. Therefore, MapInfo is playing a crucial role in securing HRH’s market share and allowing greater potential to extend services in the future.

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