Services

MAPSS provides value-added services that enable our customers to make informed decisions. All services are developed to ensure that one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals are met:

Sustainable
Development Goals

No poverty
Zero hunger
Good health & well being
Quality education
Gender equality
Clean water & sanitation
Affordable & clean energy
Decent work & economic growth
Industry, innovation & infrastructure
Reduced inequalities
Sustainable cities & communities
Responsible consumption & production
Climate action
Life below water
Life on land
Peace, justice & strong institutions
Partnerships for the goals

Our services include:

01

Geographic
Information Systems

We create maps that highlight spatial patterns and inform decisions. We are also experts in satellite remote sensing, interactive mapping resources, as well as geospatial and web technologies. Our geospatial analytical tools allow clients to move beyond dots on static maps, and provide insights about where activities should be focused to achieve project goals.

02

Application
Development

We develop web and mobile applications, dynamic dashboards, and workflows that enable cycles of adaptive and effective management. Our mobile applications are used to collect field data on different ecological variables across a wide range of habitats and conditions, while dynamic dashboards inform decisions and evaluate Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics. Workflows that we develop turn field data into actionable management decisions whose performance can be tracked against social and ecological goals.

03

Data Management
and Analytics

We build databases with user-friendly front ends that allow for storing, viewing and analyses of complex datasets. Our databases allow multiple users with individual role-based access to quickly and securely access and query data. Our databases are cloud-based, but can be adapted to meet the requirements of different organisations.

04

Ecological
Monitoring

We collect ecological data through specialised field surveys. Surveys include terrestrial biodiversity studies to inform

  • environmental impact assessments (EIA’s) and;
  • long-term ecological monitoring programs (e.g. assessing rehabilitation after mining).

We also conduct baseline assessments and screenings for the presence of biodiversity, critical habitats, or ecosystem services and provide recommendations for the avoidance and mitigation of impacts and risks associated with developmental projects.

05

Training

We present courses on GIS and the programming language R, which is a powerful and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Our courses are designed for ecologists, wildlife managers, students, and researchers who want to learn the necessary skills to integrate innovative and practical analytical techniques into wildlife management, conservation, and restoration.

Our Clients and
Collaborators

ESRI South Africa
Elephants Without Borders
Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism
Enterprises University of Pretoria
FSUPPA
Talmar
Ukhozi
Wildlife ACT
First Quantum Minerals
Okavango Research Institute

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