Geographic information system (GIS)

Geographic information systems (GIS) let us visualise, analyse and interpret data to better understand relationships, patterns and trends.


GIS benefits our projects large and small, across many sectors. There are many advantages to GIS, including:

  • Cost savings – GIS can lead to more efficienct ways of working. When applied to maintenance and daily fleet schedues, for example, it can result in savings of between 10 percent and 30 percent in operational expenses; through more efficienct scheduling leading to reduced fuel use, staff time and improved customer service
  • Better decision making – GIS is the go-to technology for making better decisions about location. Common examples include site selection, route selection for highways projects, excavation planning, conservation and natural resource extraction
  • Improved communication – GIS-based maps and visualisations greatly assist us in understanding situations and communicating plans, such as in public consutations. They improve communication between project teams, joint venture and supply chain partners and customers
  • Better record keeping – Many of our customers have a primary responsibility for maintaining authoritative records about the status and change of geography. GIS provides a strong framework for managing these records with full transaction support and reporting tools
  • Managing geographically – GIS is becoming essential to understanding what is happening and what will happen in different locations. This new approach to management – managing geographically – is transforming the way organisations operate

There is growing interest and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS. Our ambition over the coming years is to integrate GIS with Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Last updated: 23/01/2017