Deciding where to put a new road, building or park means taking numerous variables into consideration. To make the best possible decision, you need reliable, accessible data. But all too often, the information you need is hard to find, eating up precious time and resources. Without knowing the location and condition of utilities, wetlands, historic sites or other assets at the onset of a project, you can bet that issues will arise down the road, which will require more time and money to address.
Take charge of your assets with powerful technology.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) give you the tools you need to compile, maintain and analyze data on all your mappable assets, including infrastructure, utilities and urban forestry. Information can be stored in the cloud and made available to users on a variety of devices. Whether you want to know who owns what land, where environmental habitats exist, the characteristics of your watershed, your closest water main or even how many crashes have occurred at a specific intersection, with GIS, you can find out fast.
The GIS experts at MSA specialize in helping communities build tailor-made, user-friendly mapping solutions, databases and websites to maintain all manner of data that can be analyzed to help inform community planning and infrastructure improvement decisions. We focus on leveraging the latest technology, software and tools to make these solutions as powerful as possible. We can collect the data and maintain the system for you or train your staff to do the work internally and provide the ongoing support they need. We can even show you how to use GIS to engage the public in meaningful ways by developing applications focused on their needs. For example, a park finding application that helps residents identify the closest park with a swing set and a restroom.
Save time, money and hassle.
With the analytical power of GIS, you can make better decisions, faster. Whether you’re planning for your community’s growth or choosing which improvement project is most important, GIS puts the information at your fingertips. The data can be used to add value to grant proposals, expedite permitting or regulatory compliance processes and help you identify potential roadblocks with planned projects early on. Put simply, when you have GIS, you have what you need to plan your community’s success.
- Mobile and web application development
- Asset management systems (e.g. utility mapping)
- ESRI Silver Business Partner and ArcGIS Online Specialty
- GIS database design
- GIS system administration
- GIS/CAD integration and data conversion
- GPS/survey data collection
- Big data analytics
- GIS modeling
- Sanitary/stormwater systems (e.g. XPSWMM)
- Potable water systems (e.g. WaterGEMS)
- Watershed analysis (e.g. SWAT)
- LiDAR/Elevation based studies
- Site planning
- Kiosk displays
- Comprehensive Plans & Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans
- Wetland mapping
- Report figures
Contact us to get the conversation started. And learn more about how MSA can be a trusted partner in meeting your community or development goals.