GScan 2 - Analyzing instrument to screen municipalities on their GIS-operation and -organization


Municipalities dispose of a range of geographic information and applications to consult and (ex)change this geodata. Still, a lot of municipalities make limited use of the possibilities that arise from these (authentic) geographic datasets. Not only individual users, but also organizational factors affect how the municipal organization deals with the available geodata.

In 2012 the FGIA (Flemish Geographical Information Agency) commissioned the development of a monitor. It will be used to gain new insights in the municipal development with regard to the diffusion of GIS (Geographical Information system) and the individual and organizational factors that affect this process.

The goal of the monitor is twofold:

  1. It will be deployed for scanning the municipality’s GIS operation and organization
  2. It will be used for benchlearning. All Gscan results will be gathered and analyzed, in order to elaborate a typology on how municipalities deploy geodata in their organization.

This monitor that was developed by MICT is now ready to be used by third parties. Intermunicipal and provincial organizations can now conduct Gscans for municipalities within their region. MICT will train and assist the intermunicipal and provincial organizations with fieldwork and reporting. Next to that, MICT will gather all Gscan data in order to elaborate the typology mentioned above.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/02/2013 - 31/12/2013.

Staff involved

  • Annelies Janssens

Financed by

  • FGIA

Related content

  • Website FGIA