Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system of hardware and software used for storage, retrieval, mapping, and analysis of geographic data. This is a core service provided by Maurer-Stutz, Inc., and it is used by almost all of our business segments including water, wastewater, surveying, transportation, conservation, and agricultural engineering.
Our staff has formal training and practical experience to make your project a success when using GIS. We use a balance of the latest proprietary and open-source software available to bring the most value to our client's projects. More information about representative projects that use GIS may be found on our GIS Projects page.
The use of GIS by governmental agencies is an incredible tool to help manage public assets and promote citizen involvement. Recent online mapping developments have now made GIS affordable for any agency. Furthermore, the availability of public information through online resources reduces the amount of time for staff requests for data.
A location database may be created and maintained for any type of utility including water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, electrical, communications and gas. This database may then be used to manage the asset and enhance operational management and capital improvements for the system.
The availability of free GIS data has streamlined the planning phase of almost any project that has a geographic component. GIS can help with anything from choosing the best site for a proposed facility to determining the best use of existing resources.
The tools that are available to analyze GIS data are almost endless in their application. We have used analysis extensively on projects such as surface models for hydrology, sales territories for businesses, viewsheds for potential developments, and soil suitability for agriculture.
- Transportation Planning and Development
- Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling
- Site Assessments
- Infrastructure and Facilities Management
- Utility Mapping Data Conversion
- Web Application Development
- Municipal Planning and Management
- Municipal Services and Public Awareness
- Database Design and Implementation
- Client Training and Support
- Data Hosting
- Geospatial Analysis