a national infrastructure model

Business case stories are very persuasive when illustrated

If you’re trying to convince an audience that your approach works, it helps to use a good case story. Illustrating those cases can add the interest of a graphic novel, without being super nerdy about it.

While working with the Forest Service we developed a series of cases describing the benefits of cloud-based collaborative mapping data, or geospatial data. Here are a few examples.

an image of the country and data contributors

The premise, and promise of geospatial data sharing

The inputs and outputs of shared forest data

The Forest Service has 100 years of map data to share

a sketch or people monitoring completion of a scorecard

An early sketch of a case story

Forest measurement through improved tracking.

Using geospatial data improves project tracking quality across broad landscapes

As we discussed the benefits and opportunities, additional applications came to light for further illustration work. A series was created for executive briefings and organizational implementation discussions.

An image of radio tower operational tracking in the field

Geospatial tracking improves field safety by providing radio tower alert notifications ahead of remote travel

An image of a truck finding its way on FS roads with navigation device

Merge FS roads with public road information to improve navigation on devices

A researcher works at a computer

Thematic data, on a subject like Climate Change, can be gathered from many sources