Our diverse services are supported on a framework of data management built around GIS. Capturing and maintaining spatial aspects of data allows effective project design and completion. Distinct talents, education, and training create our well-rounded staff of over 40 GIS professionals to manage field data, perform evaluations, and effectively present complex relationships. Such presentation is critical for delivering information that is useful to people and the decision-making process.

Data Acquisition and Management

Survey field data, civil engineering plans, aerial mapping, and LiDAR data sets are effectively imported and managed within a GIS. Multiple attributes are recorded and maintained with spatial integrity. Our field crews utilize the GIS interface to effectively manage large amounts of data acquired daily across a range of services. Quality control is also greatly enhanced when project features are tracked spatially. 

Data Analysis

The spatial relationship between data creates the opportunity for effective analysis of a variety of planning and design elements.  Significant cost savings can be realized during planning through effective representation of constraints and resources. GIS offers a unique platform for layering multiple data sets to represent divergent aspects of a parcel or project. We maintain an extensive data library from states and counties across the country. 

Cartography

Effective presentation of information is a blend of science and artistic vision. Our staff develops presentation options to match each project’s needs. A well-crafted graphic can capture the key aspects of a project and allow rapid comprehension of complex data. 

Services

Field data can be captured with spatial accuracy appropriate to each project’s needs, and we develop data specifications based on our client’s objectives. The opportunities for data collection are extensive. Our GIS team uses a wide variety of GIS software and GPS tools such as Trimble receivers, tablets and even smart phones.

  • Field Data Capture,
  • Data Conversion, Migration and Scrubbing
  • Environmental Survey Documentation
  • LiDAR Point Management
  • Boundary Mapping
  • Database Design
  • Mobile Mapping
  • Web Mapping
  • Asset Management
  • Integrated QA/QC 

Developing and exploring relationships between data provides insights into land-use options. Opportunities for effective land use often only arise with effective spatial representation of diverse political and geographic data.  These data allow for dynamic, scalable, management and analysis of spatial and tabular data.

  • Land Use Planning
  • Site Selection and Prioritization
  • Constraint Analysis
  • Setback Analysis
  • Resource Mapping
  • Route Selection
  • Travel Optimization
  • Utility Corridor and Right-of-Way Inventory
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Hydrologic Modeling
  • Urban Planning and Analysis
  • Utility Corridor Stationing

Most often recognized as the primary GIS feature, mapping and visual presentation of data is the visible strength of our GIS service. Although the true power of GIS is the capture of spatial aspects of data, effective presentation of data is critical. Our staff is skilled at producing visually impressive maps that convey the results of our analysis. 

  • Variable Scale Data Presentation
  • Custom Style Development
  • Presentation Graphics
  • Visualizations
  • Satellite Imagery Integration
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Three- Dimensional Representation of Landforms
  • Third-Party Graphics Support