GIS Products and Services
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 2012 state conference
2. State IT Professional Technical Services Master Contract Program
3. Resources for Geographers (University of Colorado)
1. Exhibitors at our 2012 State Conference (text from conference program)
Aerial Services, Inc.
Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI) is an integrated team of professionals providing premier services and products to government, utilities, engineers, and other geospatial customers. Based in the Iowa heartland for over 40 years, Aerial Services’ Midwestern work ethic, cutting-edge technology, and experienced staff combine to harness the power of geographic information and provide solutions you need.
The AERO-METRIC family is a major provider of professional geospatial services. From data acquired using land, airborne and satellite sensors, we define the earth’s topographic shape, identify and measure its natural and man-made features, and chronicle its condition. A diverse and growing mix of clients increasingly rely on our timely and reliable geospatial information for feasibility studies, natural resource evaluation, engineering design and construction, temporal change detection and assessment, environmental monitoring, and numerous related applications throughout the domains of science and technology. AERO-METRIC is committed to providing quality services to our clients every time, conforming to agreedupon specifications. Our highly trained staff utilizes the latest technology in a professional atmosphere.
Ayres Associates is an employee-owned, nationwide multi-specialty engineering firm with 400 employees that provides services from a network of 17 offices in the Midwest, West, and Southeast regions of the United States. From their office in Madison, Wisconsin, they provide geospatial services in photogrammetry, digital mapping, LIDAR, survey, and GIS.
The services Ayres Associates provide are based on the challenges their clients face. They tailor their products and services to the needs of each client, find cost-saving and data-sharing possibilities and design project approaches that apply technology intelligently and cost-effectively.
In an industry that sees frequent innovation, they never lose sight of the fundamentals. Technologies may change, but the importance of accurate and reliable data remains constant.
Compass Tools, Inc.
CompassTools Inc. is a one-stop shop for Geospatial Solutions. Designed to assist clients in building their geographic information systems quickly and accurately, CompassTools carries all of the equipment, data and software needed to develop a complete GIS System. Whether a client needs GPS receivers and data collection devices to conduct its own mapping or the right software to display and analyze data, CompassTools has the solution. CompassTools is a licensed reseller of products for Trimble, ESRI, Autodesk, Laser Technology, Ricoh, LizardTech, GeoSpatial Experts, Juniper Systems, GeoSpatial Innovations, Spatial Data, Wind Environmental, Adapx, Red Hen Systems Inc., GeoEye, and several providers of aerial photography.
CompassTools is a leading provider for geospatial services and solutions to the telecom, power, oil & gas, water, transportation, natural resources, mining, civil government and mapping industries. Our integrated services range from data collection through implementation and integration.
ESRI® develops GIS solutions that function as an integral component in nearly every type of organization. A full-service GIS company, ESRI supports the implementation of GIS technology on the desktop, servers, online services, and mobile devices. These GIS solutions are flexible, customizable, and easy to use. ESRI’s GIS software gives you the power to think and plan geographically. It helps you collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, enabling you to see relationships and trends in your data not visible in a table or chart. You can then solve problems and make better decisions because you are looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.
Frontier Precision, Inc.
Frontier Precision is a factory authorized service and warranty repair center for Trimble. They are an authorized reseller of Trimble products and have years of experience. They back every product they sell and service and repair most brands of equipment and instruments.
Frontier Precision’s sales and service personnel complete manufacturers certified training programs. This training combines with the professional and field experience of our staff to make Frontier Precision a valuable resource for a wide variety of technology issues. They have the capacity to provide expert advice not only on the maximum utilization of technology currently in use by customers but also on the appropriate enhancements, modifications and advancements in equipment as demanded by a particular project or by innovations in the industry.
Fugro Horizons, Inc.
Fugro Horizons, Inc. has established a reputation as one of the leading aerial photography acquisition and photogrammetric mapping firms in the United States. Since its inception in 1968, Fugro Horizons’ mission has centered around two key components – technological innovation and professional development.
Research, capital investment, process improvements and ongoing education and training enable Fugro Horizons, Inc. to develop cutting-edge technologies that allow them to deliver products to clients faster, more efficiently and at greater cost savings than previously possible.
Fugro Horizons’ staff includes Registered Professional Engineers, Engineers in Training, ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrists, ASPRS Certified Photogrammetric Technologists, GIS specialists, computer programmers, FAA certified pilots, aerial acquisition specialists, aircraft mechanics and additional support personnel. They are adept at employing the latest mapping technologies and applying industry standards to deliver high quality, accurate aerial imagery and digital mapping products.
Houston Engineering, Inc.
With offices in North Dakota, Minnesota, and a business development specialist in Montana, Houston Engineering is poised to meet the needs of clients in the Midwest.
Houston Engineering offers a full range of engineering services including: water resources, environmental issues, water supply, municipal, transportation, surveying, land and site development, waste management, and GIS. As part of their growing business, Houston also provides web services, such as open source application development, Internet GIS application development and custom web applications. Over the past five years, Houston has specialized in web application development with open source toolkits such as MapServer, PostGIS, OpenLayers and GeoMOOSE. They also offer ArcGIS Server and ArcIMS web application development.
Latitude Geographics Group LTD.
Latitude Geographics Group Ltd. is a Victoria, British Columbia, Canada based Internet Geography firm. While Latitude Geographics Group, in conjunction with their business partners, continues to provide many of the GIS consulting services on which they built their reputation for excellence, their core business focus is their Geocortex Internet Mapping division.
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo) provides leadership and coordination regarding GIS data and services in the State of Minnesota.
Moore Engineering, Inc.
Over the last half decade, Moore has completed more than 15,000 civil and environmental engineering projects in Minnesota and North Dakota, advancing the region’s water, municipal, and transportation infrastructure and greatly improving the quality of life in dozens of Midwest cities and communities. 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.
MnGeo Emergency Preparedness Committee
The Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) is Minnesota’s principal organization for promoting, coordinating, and standardizing GIS use across all levels of the state’s Emergency Management community. EPC membership is open to all individuals with an interest in using GIS for emergency preparedness and response.
North Point Geographic Solutions
North Point Geographic Solutions, LLC (NPGS) is a dynamic geographic data management company specializing in GIS consulting and providing expertise in a wide variety of GIS services and applications. From data conversion or production, to custom GIS application development, NPGS employs knowledgeable staff who provide clients with innovative solutions for the most challenging GIS problems. NPGS’s vision is to offer their clients the latest in today’s GIS technology and provide high quality, responsive services tailored to fit the individual clients needs at reasonable prices. NPGS works with a variety of technologies and programming languages, including, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, Flex, Silverlight, Visual Basic .NET, Python, SQL Server, Oracle, ArcSDE, ArcPad Customizations, and Access.
Oce’ North America
Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives – locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, New York City, Boca Raton, Salt Lake City, Coventry, RI and Vancouver. North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2007, and employment is currently 11,000.
Headquartered in Rochester, NY, is a leading provider of geo-referenced aerial, oblique image libraries and related software. With customers throughout the U.S. and licensing partners around the globe, Pictometry uses a proprietary image capture process to produce Pictometry Intelligent Images® so you can See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything.®
Pictometry’s image capture process captures every square foot of an area in high resolution detail, from both orthogonal and oblique angles, giving Pictometry’s imagery something traditional aerial imagery or even satellite and GPS mapping can’t provide: a detailed metric oblique view of any feature.Users can access detailed imagery for every square foot of a region and navigate quickly and easily between views of a map to images associated with it, and specific features contained within images such as doors, manholes, fences, and fire hydrants. Pictometry’s tools can be fully integrated with other systems for added ease of use.
Pro-West and Associates, Inc.
Pro-West and Associates’ primary purpose is to provide assistance to county or city governments and resource management industries. This assistance can take many forms including technical advising, conversion of paper maps to digital data, customized computer programming, software training and support, aerial photography and photography interpretation, and GIS design. The goal for each client is increased efficiency and productivity by integrating technology and information, adding location information to existing data, and encouraging interdepartmental cooperation to collect, share and use data, software and hardware.
Rowekamp Associates Inc.
Rowekamp Associates, Inc. has delivered high-quality GIS services to businesses and government agencies in the Midwest since 1992. They were among the original ESRI business partners and continue to be one of their top performers in the Midwest. Their staff provides strategic consulting, application development services, software solutions and training that make their clients successful.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University — a global and diverse learning community — serves students through relevant and innovative educational programs, experiences, and enterprises. The university is nourished by its Catholic intellectual, moral, and cultural traditions and is inspired by excellence in teaching as modeled by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The hallmark of the university is its commitment to serve the needs of individual learners and promote lifelong learning in a variety of contexts.
The Saint Mary’s University community, together and by association, is dedicated to quality, diversity, accessibility, social justice, and sound stewardship in all its endeavors.
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Since 1961, SRF has offered comprehensive, integrated consulting services. Our professionals are knowledgeable and creative with skills in diverse disciplines and a strong commitment to innovation. SRF’s values — vision, creativity, quality and reliability, with a focus on people — are the foundation of our corporate philosophy, our project management practices and our relationship with every client. As a full-service consulting firm, SRF offers a broad base of award-winning engineering, planning, and design services. Serving clients in both the public and private sectors, we consistently provide innovative solutions with a focus on quality. Whether your project involves one or many of our service areas, SRF is committed to realizing your vision.
Surdex has been recognized as a premier geospatial data provider since 1954, supplying accurate and precise information to a diverse client base. Surdex provides orthophotography, planimetric and topographic maps, LIDAR, and geographic information solutions. They are committed to providing clients timely delivery of quality products.
TreeBiz was formed to provide affordable, efficient and practical solutions to community forestry problems, tree preservation plans, inventories, tree hazard and health assessments, preemptive management recommendations and GIS mapping to homeowners, builders and developers, private industry, municipalities and other government agencies. TreeBiz is a distributor of the SXBlue line of GPS receivers and the new Magellan eXplorist Pro 10. Though the company is new, it represents over sixteen years of experience in almost every facet of tree care and urban forest management. Independent. Ethical. Experienced.
Established in 1977, Tierney Brothers has grown from a Kroy labeling products dealer to a leading provider of digital projectors and flat panel displays, systems integration, large format printers, graphic and engineering supplies, and audio and visual communication solutions. Our customers include Fortune 500 companies, government entities, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, houses of worship, and small businesses. Our vision is to become the premier audiovisual and wide format provider in the Midwest.
University of Minnesota - Minnesota Population Center
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. The MPC serves more than 80 faculty members and research scientists from eight colleges and institutes at the University of Minnesota. As a leading developer and disseminator of demographic data, we also serve a broader audience of some 50,000 demographic researchers worldwide.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the ensuing 125 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. Today, the USGS stands as the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings. The USGS is the science provider of choice in accessing the information and understanding to help resolve complex natural resource problems across the nation and around the world.
Woolpert is the premier national geospatial, engineering, and architecture firm providing innovative enterprise information management, remote sensing, and surveying services to utilities, local governments, and institutions throughout the U.S. and around the world.
WSB & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1995, WSB & Associates, Inc. is a leader in developing the people, processes, and expertise that allow them to focus on their clients’ needs. With over 160 staff members, WSB focuses on GIS and the related fields of municipal, transportation, and water resource engineering. They design thoughtful, reliable solutions that deliver cost-saving and practical designs. WSB’s mission is to be the firm of choice in the market they serve.
2. State IT Professional Technical Services Master Contract Program
Approved providers of professional and technical services are included in the Master Program Vendors & Skill Category List maintained by the state Office of Enterprise Technolocy. For state agencies and other public sector organizations belonging to the Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV), this can streamline the process to purchase services. Approved GIS vendors is one of the listed Expertise categories.
3. Resources for Geographers (University of Colorado)
This site contains a wealth of Internet resources including a fairly complete listing of Software and Commercial Vendors. Highlighted in Science Magazine, May 24, 2002.