The GIS Advantage

The GIS Advantage

The Ray Carlson & Associates, Inc. business model includes an experienced GIS division which serves to enhance the company’s leadership position among land surveying companies. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a blending of software, hardware, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Layers and tables of information are combined to provide a framework in order to plan, model and make better decisions. Your purpose dictates which layers of information are used.

Internally our GIS Division tracks all jobs through a customized GIS enabled database which allows for increased data access, tracking of submittals and efficiency among adjacent jobs with the integration of thousands of job records. As GIS improves our surveying, so the combination of high precision GPS and land expertise of our surveying professional counterparts allows us to, in turn, to be considered uniquely advantageous among GIS consultants.

In addition to supporting surveying and mapping services, GIS at Ray Carlson and Associates, Inc. offers considerable benefits to vineyard owners. GIS brings a series of new and highly innovative technologies to industry and agriculture for work planning, inventory control, and site analysis solutions. With seasoned vineyard and certified GIS professionals, we have started from the ground up to build the only verifiable vineyard mapping system.

List of G.I.S. Vineyard Consulting Services

  • Vineyard As-Built Mapping to the Vine Level
  • Site Assessment for Sale & Purchase
  • Vineyard Development Planning & Layout
  • Aerial Photography – Current & Historical
  • Infrared & NDVI Application
  • Survey-Grade GPS
  • Custom Appellation Mapping
  • 3-D Fly-through Movies
  • Custom Database Creation
  • Data Conversion & Consolidation
  • Hundreds of Mapping Layers
  • Training and Continuing Support

List of G.I.S. Winery Consulting Services

  • Documenting Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Vineyard As-Built Mapping (to the Vine Level)
  • Irrigation and Drainage As-Built
  • Site Assessment for Sale & Purchase
  • Vineyard Data for Regulatory Compliance
  • Vineyard Development Planning & Layout
  • Aerial Photography – Current & Historical
  • Infrared & NDVI Applications
  • Custom Appellation Mapping
  • 3-D Fly-through Movies
  • Custom Database Creation
  • Data Conversion & Consolidation
  • Hundreds of Mapping Layers
  • Training and Continuing Support

When to call us:

  • Making important management decisions that depend on accurate information.
  • Buying, selling, or changing use of property or dividing into parcels.
  • Developing a vineyard or farm for maximum yield and/or demonstrating good land use.
  • Prior to construction of any improvement.