Geographic Information Systems

GIS and Geospatial Projects

White Shield’s menu of geospatial services includes the ability to provide powerful GIS services to federal, state, tribal, and local agencies. We have the capability to support your program needs by creating intelligent GIS databases and maps that provide critical information and analysis. We transform raw geospatial data and their attributes into intelligent geodatabases and produce interactive maps displayed on a variety of platforms. Geodatabase applications enable our clients to model their infrastructure, manage their assets and mitigate environmental impacts. Our GIS technologists build complete geospatial applications and solutions to support cartography, remote sensing, parcel mapping, utility management, geography, urban planning, emergency management, navigation, environmental, and other projects requiring detailed information analysis and geo-referencing.

GIS is a system that captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data linked to a location. For example, GIS might allow emergency planners to calculate emergency response times in the event of a natural disaster, or might be used to identify wetlands that need protection from pollution. GIS Systems utilize computer applications that allow you to visualize large amounts of complex, spatial data by creating and combining layers of customized maps. GIS technologists mine data from spreadsheets or relational databases and combine it with visual data such as CADD files, graphics, and images to create “intelligent maps” to perform different types of analysis.

Final product deliverables include geodatabases, interactive web maps, Adobe Layered PDF maps, shape files for use in other GIS applications, and raster datasets. Our work for federal clients, such as the Department of Defense (DOD), is compliant with Tri-Services Spatial Data Standards (SDSFIE) and contains Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata. We utilize Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS programs for producing geodatabases and mapping products.