What is Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.
A Geographic Information System helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.
What is geographic data?
The best way to describe geographic data is to have you look around outside. Just about everything you see (and some things you don’t see) can be considered geographic data; roads, fire hydrants, buildings, anything with a “place” on the earth. Of course there are things that you don’t see like city, state, or voting district boundaries that can be captured on a map as well.
What can GIS do for me?
GIS allows you to take this geographic data and track, manage, organize and ask questions/get answers you can’t get with a plain old spreadsheet. And you use GIS everyday! Have you ever gotten directions from Google, MapQuest or some other device? Then you have used GIS because the roads in that website or device are considered “geographic data” and the software uses this data to know what your best route is.
Flat Rock GIS Services and Support?
GIS is all we do. We bring that passion to our job every day. Our number one goal is to provide the best service for our customers. We enjoy bringing GIS to people because we believe the technology provides valuable information and cost savings.
Bridging the gap between GIS and other disciplines is an important quality that we possess. We work with people from a vast array of professions every day so we are able to speak your language and produce results that meet your needs.
Our team has been performing GIS duties with state, county, local government, non-profit, small business and Fortune 500 company clients for over 20 years. We have the expertise and the knowledge of how a GIS is organized and managed.
A connection to Cities and Government
Our GIS professionals have been working with government at all levels for more than 20 years. We know what you need. Big or small, no matter the GIS technology, we have the expertise to help you.
Flat Rock Geographics applies a sound, scientific approach to geographic analysis and modeling. Every day we use the powerful capabilities of Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop, 3D/Spatial Analyst and business web services to solve complex geographic problems: tracing groundwater contamination sources, EPA Superfund site regulation, spatial statistics/trend analysis, land change simulation.
Our vast array of GIS services are tailored to fit your needs. Whether you need on-site support at regularly scheduled intervals, training with web-help desk support, GIS needs assessments and implementation or application development, we are here to serve you.