Geographical information and spatial analysis

The Institut offers tailored geographic information processing to producers of statistical data from Québec departments and agencies in the public and parapublic sectors, and to researchers who use our data access services for research purposes (SAD). These customized services are charged to applicants and related costs are calculated according to the needs expressed and the Institut’s rate.

Spatial analysis

Several spatial analysis methods can be used according to available information and goals sought: probability distribution analysis, centrographic analysis, density, distance and proximity analysis, as well as autocorrelation, interpolation and trend surface analysis. These different types of geographical models significantly improve any kind of report and can support decision- making processes. Spatial analysis is mainly based on georeference microdata (address, six-character postal code, and geographic coordinates).


The Institut’s powerful geomatic tools can improve analyses by taking into account territorial dynamics. Localization maps, thematic maps and flow maps (migration pattern) can be produced to support any type of analysis or simply to get a quick overview of a situation. We can also create interactive maps in real time from key indicators determined by the user.

For any additional information, please contact the Direction des services informationnels et technologiques:

Maxime Keith
Phone: 418-691-2402, Ext. 3267