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Call for Case Studies: Economic Impact Study

Case Study

GCA, in collaboration with key government and industry partners, has engaged ACIL Allen to conduct an economic study assessing the impact of geospatial information and technology on the Australian economy. This study is the first of its kind since 2008 and takes on added importance as we navigate the complexities of the post-pandemic landscape. We are extremely grateful for the financial support that has allowed this work to be completed.

The study aims to highlight the critical role of geospatial information in enhancing national productivity, showcasing its significant direct economic impact on our national economy. Additionally, it seeks to explore opportunities for expanding its usage further. The study is not just an analysis of our current industry value – it’s a forward-looking initiative projecting the potential impact of the geospatial industry on the Australian economy in 2034. By understanding where we stand today and envisioning our potential influence on the national economy over the next decade, we are shaping policies that will not only foster growth but also position the geospatial sector at the heart of Australia’s broader narrative.

To undertake this important work, we are requesting that organisations that operate within the geospatial ecosystem system submit case studies to us for use in the modelling to determine the value of geospatial information. Case studies that also describe their impact, either economic, or societal, are being sought as a priority.

Case Study

All case studies used by ACIL Allen in its work will be acknowledged along with the providing organisation in an appendix of the final report.

If you have any questions regarding the submission of case studies, please contact Tony Wheeler at:

Please support this important initiative which will in turn support the process of educating the government, influencing policy, and increasing the awareness of the importance of geospatial to the national economy and society in general.

To view the case study guidelines, please click here.