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URISA Workshops

Half-Day Workshop
4 hours

Registration & fee required

Continuing education units (CEUs): 0.4

GISCI educational achievement points: 0.1

Greg Babinski, KCGIS Center


May 22, 2018  
Washington GIS 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop
(register at the conference website)


Determining the Return on Investment (ROI) for GIS can assist in securing support and funding for the project/program. Developing metrics to compare GIS implementation, operation, and maintenance costs with quantifiable benefits can be a daunting task. This workshop will present a method to accomplish this goal.


IT Directors/Managers, GIS Managers, decision makers and operational personnel responsible for quantifying return on investment.

Lectures and Facilitated Discussion Topics

  • Types of benefit cost studies
  • What are we measuring?
  • Costs
  • Benefits
  • Categorizing the results

Hands-on Exercises

  • Identifying and documenting costs
  • Identifying and measuring benefits
  • Putting it together

Prerequisites and Recommendations

Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with spreadsheet capabilities to participate in hands-on exercises.

What You Will Receive

  • 4 hours of instruction from our URISA-certified instructor who is a subject-matter expert and workshop author.
  • Students who bring a laptop will receive a copy of the Excel ROI template described in the workshop.
  • A copy of the workshop presentation and exercises. 
  • Upon completion, a signed completion certificate which will indicate the CEUs (0.4) and GISCI points (0.1) earned.

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