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As a service to our members, we have compiled this list of GIS products and services from various sources. This information is being provided as a service for those who are looking for GIS resources. The Consortium expects you will carefully evaluate any GIS vendor to insure their work will meet your needs.

1. Exhibitors at our 2015 state conference
2. State IT Master Contract Program

1. Exhibitors at our 2015 State Conference (text from conference program)


AE2S is a specialized civil/environmental consulting engineering firm that provides professional services and our unique brand of extreme client service to clients in the Upper Midwest.Our primary service is water — meaning water, wastewater, and water resources system consulting, which represents over 70 percent of our annual revenues. Within these primary services, we offer a total solution by providing master planning, capital improvement planning, study and report, design, bidding administration, and construction administration/observation. Surveying, mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), instrumentation and controls, general civil engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, and site development are also provided as standalone services or in support of our primary services. In addition to the more traditional consulting services listed above, we also provide value added services such as assistance with State and Federal funding programs, utility financial health (revenue adequacy, cost of service, etc.), asset management, vulnerability assessments, modeling, public relations, and information technology.

Ayres Associates
Responding to the evolving needs of our clients – that's what we've been doing for half a century. And we've brought this client-focused philosophy to mapping projects around the country, from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the lakes and forests of Wisconsin, from the complex river valley system of central California to the dynamic ecosystems of Florida 's coast.
Need momentum to build a consortium? Large-scale, multientity projects are a smart, cost-effective way to acquire valuable spatial data. We’ve been a leader in mapping consortium formation. And when it comes to utility corridor development, not only can Ayres Associates provide the mapping and imagery services so integral to these types of projects, but we also have the experience to manage them. From data development to data distribution, Ayres Associates' ability to provide comprehensive spatial data services means clients enjoy the benefits of a single source for all of their mapping needs. In an industry characterized by frequent innovation, we never lose sight of the fundamentals: Mapping methods may change, but the importance of quality and reliability remains constant.

CAD Technology Center
CTC is an Autodesk Gold Partner focused on assisting Building and Infrastructure firms achieve results. Staffed with a  team that is certified for training and consulting in multiple disciplines, CTC provides solutions that utilize the latest software technology best suited for the customer. When you are ready for a true partnership with an Autodesk reseller who is passionate about BIM and customer service, let CTC provide the expertise for your team.

Cartegraph is a work, asset, resource, and request management solution designed for local government organizations. The user-friendly Operations Management System (OMS) connects seamlessly with the ArcGIS platform, empowering users to leverage spatial data to solve problems in a whole new way.

CES Imaging
CES Imaging has been in business for over 25 years. We offer complete reproduction equipment solutions and services. From large format plotters/printers and scanners (from manufacturers Like Canon, KIP, HP, Epson) to small format solutions (from manufacturers like Sharp, Oki Data, HP). We also service everything we sell. Along with our equipment options, we do offer reproduction services. We are assured we can help you with your needs and stay within your budget.

CompassTools, Inc.
CompassTools® is a Value-Added Reseller and provider of customized solutions and tools used in GPS/GIS related work, specializing in field data collection including laser rangefinders, GPS cameras, imagery and other peripherals. We are licensed resellers for: Trimble MGIS hardware and software, Laser Technology, Ricoh, Wind Environmental, CartoPac Field Solutions, TerraGo, Adapx, Motorola, SECO, Trimble Utilities Field Solutions and others. For support, training, rentals, sales, repair and service of all field data collection products, contact us at 303-627-1810, or 800-728-5066.

Esri® helps organizations map and model our world. Esri’s GIS technology enables them to effectively analyze and manage their geographic information and make better decisions. They are supported by an experienced and knowledgeable staff and an extensive network of business partners and international distributors.
Every year, Esri reinvests more than 20 percent of its revenues in research and development to ensure users have the best tools possible to accomplish their missions. A comprehensive suite of training options helps them fully leverage their GIS.
Esri actively supports organizations involved in education, conservation, sustainable development, and humanitarian affairs by donating hundreds of millions of dollars in software, training, consulting, and project support.

Flat Rock Geographics
With over 20 years of GIS experience, Flat Rock Geographics knows what it takes to make geospatial technology work for our clients. As a full service firm our expertise and talents are both broad and deep — “traditional” GIS desktop analysis and cartography, geospatial software development, field data capture, database design and creation, data development and on-site support.

Frontier Precision, Inc.
Frontier Precision has been a leading supplier of high quality Survey, Mapping, GIS, and Construction equipment and supplies since 1988, a Trimble Dealer since 1991, most notably a Trimble Gold Partner. With offices in 7 Midwestern states, Frontier has become one of Trimble’s largest volume dealers, being recognized annually as one of their largest volume distribution partners. Frontier has 4 Trimble Certified Service Centers, 4 Trimble Certified trainers, and our own toll free technical support line. With one of the most experienced teams in the country, Frontier Precision brings more expertise to the market as well as the most technologically advanced solutions than anyone in the area. Now being an Employee Owned (ESOP) Organization, you can rest assured that Frontier is going to go the extra mile to take care of you.

Geospatial Analysis Center and GIS Program - University of Minnesota Duluth

The Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) at the University of Minnesota Duluth is a GIS services organization with a decade long record of external contract work with state agencies, counties, and regional organizations. The Center's staff also provide assistance in classrooms and research projects across campus. GAC supports the UMD GIS program by raising its visibility and demonstrating high-quality consulting services as well as supporting the development of a workforce that is well-prepared for graduate school and the GIS industry. The UMD GIS Program offers a certificate, a minor, and a major in Geographic Information Science.


HERE, formerly known as NAVTEQ, is a global leader in the mapping and location intelligence business. Rooted in almost three decades of cartography experience, their vision is simple: offer the world's best maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. HERE’s Map Creator and Supplier Portal now help make it easier than ever for local citizens and mapping professionals to be involved in helping maintain the map in their community.


Hexagon Geospatial helps you make sense of the dynamically changing world. Known globally as a maker of leading-edge technology, we enable our customers to easily transform their data into actionable information, shortening the lifecycle from the moment of change to action. Hexagon Geospatial provides the software products and platforms to a large variety of customers through direct sales, channel partners, and Hexagon businesses.

Houston Engineering, Inc.
Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) is a full service, multidisciplined consulting firm that provides engineering, surveying, environmental, GIS, and planning services to clients. With seven offices across North Dakota and Minnesota, we offer a full range of services that continue to expand to meet the needs of our clients. HEI’s geospatial group was founded 15 years ago to provide GIS, web development, and IT services to better serve our clients. Throughout the last decade, our geospatial group has grown due to high demand for new solutions and collaborations. HEI’s GIS projects have spanned across the United States, with diverse clients in many different markets including government, tribal, private industry, and non-profits. HEI’s technology complements traditional engineering strengths, and our diverse project portfolio demonstrates that we are ready to take on any challenge.

Latitude Geographics Group, LTD.

Since 1999, Latitude Geographics has helped people succeed with web-based geography by enabling them to make better decisions about the world around them. Hundreds of organizations worldwide rely on Latitude Geographics’ Geocortex software, to transform how they design, develop and maintain world-class ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online web mapping applications. They do more, faster, at less cost and risk, and with better results. ArcGIS by Esri is the world’s leading GIS platform, and in 2010 Latitude Geographics was recognized as an Esri Worldwide Partner of the Year and one of the first to be named as an Esri Platinum Partner.

MN DNR Division of Forestry Resource Assessment
The Resource Assessment Unit within the MN DNR provides natural resource stewards with the expertise, information and analysis needed to properly manage, conserve, and sustain Minnesota’s forests, wetlands, soils, plants, water, and wildlife. This is a statewide office providing services to resource professionals using techniques in remote sensing, geospatial analysis, and field inventory of the resources.

Moore Engineering, Inc.
Moore Engineering is a civil engineering and land surveying company creating people-focused, sustainable solutions for public and private clients in the Upper Midwest. Over the last 55 years, Moore has completed more than 15,000 civil and environmental engineering projects advancing the region’s water, municipal, and transportation infrastructure and greatly improving the quality of life in dozens of communities. Through offices in West Fargo and Minot, North Dakota, and Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Moore offers professional engineering, management, and consulting services in airport engineering, GIS, land and site development, municipal engineering, surveying, transportation engineering, water resource engineering, and water and wastewater engineering.

North Point Geographic Solutions
North Point Geographic Solutions, LLC (NPGS) is a full-service Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography firm located in Duluth, Minnesota, and in operation since 2006. We specialize in Federal, State and Local Government GIS solutions, as well as customized Forestry Management GIS solutions. Using the latest in today’s GIS technology, we provide high quality, responsive services tailored to fit the individual client's needs. NPGS works with a variety of applications and programming languages, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcSDE, Portal for ArcGIS, SQL Server, Oracle, Python, JavaScript, HTML, Visual Basic .NET, and more! NPGS employs an exceptional team of professionals that provide consulting and expertise in a variety of GIS services, applications and project coordination. From data management, to custom GIS application development, contact us for a free consultation, and let our knowledgeable staff work with you!

Panda Consulting
Panda Consulting (Panda), a GIS consulting firm located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, created in 1998 to provide its clients with new and creative ways to apply GIS technology in ways that empower organizations and the individuals within those organizations. Panda is an Esri Business Partner, developer, reseller, consultant, beta testers and was recognized as the Esri New Business Partner of the Year award for 2000. Panda is recognized throughout the United States as experts on the creation and maintenance of highly accurate cadastral databases. Panda emphasizes client relationships and provides GIS services beyond simple data conversion, including design, procurement, implementation, training and software and hardware upgrades. One hallmark of all Panda projects is our commitment to delivering more than a product; Panda will deliver a process, or system, allowing the client to better understand how the project was approached, lessons learned during the project, and a full knowledge transfer of how the project might be enhanced in the future.

Pictometry International
Pictometry invented the technology behind aerial oblique image capture. Our integrations give GIS professionals the ability to apply highly accurate, real-world visual context to propertycentric, land-based features within programs such as the Esri® ArcGIS solutions suite, AutoDesk® and Intrado®. Activities traditionally requiring field visits can be performed directly from a tablet, desktop or handheld device, utilizing the power of Pictometry images and solutions. Enjoy a seamless blend of GIS and real-world visualization in a single, productive workflow.

Pro-West and Associates, Inc.
Pro-West is one of the Midwest’s longest-established firms dedicated to helping public and private entities integrate location technology into their business processes. As an employee-owned business, we set the bar high for performance. We care deeply about helping our clients succeed.
We deliver GIS services that align with business needs and bring value to our clients. We are committed to providing unrivaled service, clarifying clients’ visions, and ensuring the results they receive are well understood and offer long term solutions. Pro-West clients know that their applications will continue to evolve and remain fit for purpose as technology advances. Our staff has a reputation for providing the right technology, exceptional project management, and the development of cost effective data and applications. Pro-West clients benefit from our strong ties to Esri through our 25-year partnership, ArcGIS Online Specialty designation and multiple Esri awards. We help our clients make better decisions using GIS technology.

Quantum Spatial, Inc.
Quantum Spatial is a full-service geospatial firm specializing in spatial data generation, integration, and analysis for clients worldwide. Quantum Spatial brings decades of collective experience in providing quality geospatial solutions throughout North America. Quantum Spatial delivers solutions for clients across all industry verticals with specialized expertise in energy, transportation, utilities, environmental, mining, national security, federal agencies, state and local government, and commercial applications. Quantum Spatial has made significant investments to create new solutions that address the evolving challenges faced by each end market.

SharedGeo is a Minnesota nonprofit which helps, government, nonprofit, education, and corporate entities use mapping technologies and share geographic data for the public good. Open source software experts and developers. Home to the USNG Information Center. Federal, state, local, tribal and corporate clients. Low cost solutions for diverse needs.

The Sidwell Company
Sidwell is an industry-leading geospatial solutions provider specializing in GIS products and services for state and local government. We offer cadastral mapping and land records management software and solutions, photogrammetric products and services, GIS asset management solutions, GIS website development and hosting, civic engagement solutions, and GIS consultation.

Surdex Corporation has provided geospatial services to federal, state and local governments and private industries under the same leadership since 1954. We specialize in aerial photography, photogrammetry, digital orthophotography, topographic and planimetric mapping and LiDAR services. We meet client expectations by providing accurate imagery and data on time and within budget.

WSB & Associates, Inc.
WSB is more than an engineering firm. We are a culture of relationship building, forward thinking, and collaboration that enables technically advanced, thoughtful, and creative engineering and design solutions that build a legacy – your legacy.
Founded in 1995, WSB has grown into a full service firm disciplined in the planning, design, and implementation for government, commercial, and energy clients. With a diverse staff of engineers and planners, as well as environmental and construction specialists, we have the expertise on hand to support our client’s current needs, while keeping an eye toward the future.


2. State IT Master Contract Program

This program, established by the State's MN.IT Services BUY-IT program, is designed to help Minnesota state agencies and vendors connect with one another to complete Information Technology (IT) project work, acquire hardware and software, or to provide agencies with additional IT personnel needed to assist in completing current IT projects.

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