Integrating GIS in education sector planningGIS in Managing Education sector

GIS  and spatial technologies can support  decision makers within the education sectors to develop strategies and effectively allocate resources and activities to the most needy schools.

Where are these schools located, which Counties, Wards, Constituencies?  which schools have WASH facilities, Laboratories, Toilets, adequate classroom, what is the condition of these classrooms? are just some the questions that can be answered through GIS spatial analysis of school data.

GIS platform intergating advanced analysis techniques  and  data within education sector support decision makers  to search, view, query, filter, map and analyse all school related data  and leverage their capacity to monitor and reporting all intervention within the schools with spatial and spatial data .

GIS provide evidence based decision tools supporting  interventions that brings positive results to schools through increased pupils enrollments, safe WASH facilitate and improved learning environments.

How do decision makers, planners and policy development experts,quality assurance managers, economic planners consume vast  data across schools while undertaking school management?

How is GIS technology beneficial?

  • Improve proper and effective planning:

    The integration of spatial data on schools and Education Management Information System(EMIS) supports provide spatial interpretaion of  schools data that help enhance decisions on school planning and management. The geo-model is schools analysis informed areas specific decisions to be made by planners and policy makers and focus on policies that are localised to the needs of  the schools.

    GIS powers when integrated with schools information  helps make data-informed decisions about  locational-specific needs of the pupils.


  • School boundary and demographic analysis for enrollment planning and distribution :

    schools boundary  and demographic planning can effectively be achived by GIS tools.This support demographic analysis within school catchment areas and schools enrollment planning within school administration zones.Through integration information handling within GIS ,school administrator can carry out neighbourhools analysis for  schools needs assessment, student allocation, facility planning and budgeting.

  • Data query and analysis:

    when GIS data is integration with EMIS , you can quickly and easily collect ,query and analyse schools location and administrative data and create scenarios that fullfil various  school management decisions.

    The biggest challenge has been how school related data can be integrated with EMIS  to support  effective decision making in the geographical centric schools needs.How does GIS help players integrate geolocation into their key decissions?

    How can GIS information be used to optmise  school resourcing for ensuring maximum efficiency?

There is growing availability of locational data gathering and analytics tools that can immensely benefit school management both at national and local levels.

By adopting and integrating spatially powered decisions with various players in the industry at key stages, stakeholders can derive key insights and intelligence useful in effective planning,management,monitoring and reporting of school related activities across the spatially distributed environments.

The education sector and stakeholders continue to face numerous challnges meeting the high demand for quick decisions on key issues that face modern school operations.With rising population demanding educastion across nations,how does government and private sector prepare to considate,analyse ever rising data on incidences,projects,disasters and situations that demand quick,evidence based decision making.How can spatial capabilities in GIS be leveraged?

  • Improve sales and operations and production planning:

    The teams focused their efforts on a few of the highest-value S&OP levers in order to review the current planning process, identify gaps in the planning infrastructure and analytically understand demand and supply variability.

  • Determine the right inventory level:

    With hundreds of medications in the market, Pharm Ltd. needed a proper method to predict and manage their inventory. Using a mean absolute percentage analysis (MAPE), the teams defined appropriate levels for raw materials and finished products by mapping actual versus forecasted sales on the most important SKUs.

  • Optimize the supply chain for perfect order planning:

    The diagnostic determined the stressors that affected sales and service levels. The teams focused on resolving issues related to higher-than-normal back-orders and lead times, which stressed the entire supply chain and led to delays in medications reaching consumers.

GIS TOOLS- Enhancing Equity in Access and Learning

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  • Demographic transition and education planning

  • Spatial analysis for the shifting terrain of government and private education provision.

  • Cost and equity in acess school education

  • Equity and efficiency in expansion of secondary and primary schools.

  • Efficient school siting  using GIS modeling.

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