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.
Todd Halvorson, GISP
Senior GIS Administrator
Scott Kiley, GISP
Senior GIS Analyst
Jeff Powell, sUAS
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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.
MSA serves over 90 communities in the Midwest to take ownership of their data through ArcGIS Online. We believe in providing asset management tools to enable clients to streamline their operations from data collection through to interactive reporting. Our team provides web GIS services at any scale, from townships to counties, and from training and consulting for in-house GIS professionals to full-scale asset management implementations.
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)
- 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
Ready to explore how GIS can work for you?
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. For survey requests, please click here to fill out our survey request form.