SuitAbility is a web application that uses multicriteria analysis techniques for agile spatial analysis. With SuitAbility users can create heat maps of access to urban services within minutes or find optimal locations for a specific activity within a city.

Suitability in a tablet


SuitAbility was built to support stakeholders in evidence-based decision-making and to ease the creation of consensus. These are the most common applications that governments, cooperation agencies and NGOs have used for the tool:

Applications for Suitability


SuitAbility is all about flexibility. It was designed to ensure transparency in all calculations, and to ease replication and scaling processes.

Characteristics of Suitability

Quick tour

The following video summarizes SuitAbility’s main functions.

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7 Data Innovation Projects Win Funding to Tackle Local Challenges (SuitAbility is one of them)

We are pleased to share that SuitAbility will be part of one of the 7 projects selected by Data4SDGs. This project “aims to create evidence-driven planning in Indonesian cities to disrupt the status quo of slow and rigid planning processes. It will do so by producing disaggregated data and integrating national planning standards and survey and census results with global data sets and satellite imagery. It will promote an ecosystem approach that establishes data governance for disrupting institutional siloes. [Read More]

4th High Level Meeting

BAPPEDA Kota Semarang presents an application case for SuitAbility

BAPPEDA Semarang presented a SuitAbility application case at the 4th High Level Meeting on Country-Led Knowledge Sharing, in Bali. The presentation included an assessment to identify areas in the city with a lack of hospitals. Pak Arsyad (BAPPEDA Semarang) mapped hotspots in the city with high population living far away from hospitals and discussed other possible applications for the tool.