Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Graphical Information Systems
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

​Most data has a geospatial component. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can expose the spatial aspect of your data and open it for use by powerful visual interpretation, investigation, and automated modeling tools. These geospatial tools help you see your data as actionable information that drives better decision making and better planning. The most useful applications of GIS begin with a thorough understanding of your business or mission needs and then combine the appropriate technologies with the art of visualization to arrive at intuitive solutions. Geocent approaches its GIS projects in this manner, and we pride ourselves in choosing the right tool for the job.

Geocent has developed open source GIS packages and designed and executed custom implementations of the leading commercial GIS applications. We make sure that our GIS developers are up-to-date on state-of-the-art GIS technologies and applications. You wouldn’t hire a mechanic who has only one wrench — trust your geospatial needs to someone who has a full toolbox. Our toolbox includes open source, custom, and off-the-shelf software.

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Geospatial Enablement

The cornerstone for enhancing your business or mission with GIS is put in place by exposing the geospatial component of your relevant data. By developing and verifying customized use cases, Geocent’s GIS subject matter experts work to understand your needs and identify the GIS aspects of your data. We have a history of developing innovative geospatial solutions using various data sources, from mobile devices for real-time emergency management to 5-dimensional oceanographic forecast models. Because we adhere to the well-defined industry standards for geospatial data services, we can simplify data integration and interoperability. Geocent is a recognized expert in applying these standards to both custom-developed and existing data stores.

Geospatial Visualization

Cartography is the art and science of making maps. GIS reinvents the map as a dynamic medium that promotes a heightened situational awareness and thus supports better decision making. Geocent’s GIS solutions deliver your GIS data in tailored visualizations that reflect your operational needs but remain flexible for user-defined views and queries. Our teams combine traditional cartographic techniques with the best technologies to produce useful visualization tools.

Geospatial Modeling

By performing logical or mathematical operations on multiple data sources and fusing the results into an appropriate decision support format, you can derive new information from GIS modeling. With expertise in Operations Research, Physics, Mathematics, Emergency Management, and Mission Planning, the Geocent GIS team builds geospatial models using industry standards. For example, we have used geospatial modeling to support business use cases, such as producing an email listing of a customer’s retail locations within the latest NOAA hurricane model cone of error so owners could more effectively communicate with locations in harm’s way. In another example, we have built operation-oriented models that pull from various data sources and deliver geospatial layers to advise law enforcement and first responders on the forecasted performance of tactical platforms.