NTH’s Value Added
GIS is playing an increasing role in the world of civil engineering due to the strongly spatial nature of the discipline. Having NTH experts skilled in GIS enables our engineers to more easily see, analyze, and understand complex patterns that might otherwise be overlooked.
Creation of paper and digital maps for infrastructure planning efforts, construction site overviews, situational awareness, and corporate and public presentations.
Imagery Analysis and Remote Sensing
Acquisition, processing, and analysis of imagery from various governmental agencies, private entities, and other sources for internal and external cartographical use, site planning, and situational awareness.
Spatial Database Management
Development and management of spatial databases using the latest in database technologies to ensure accessibility, data integrity, and data security for all projects.
Development of internal and external facing web maps to make GIS data and maps accessible to general audiences using modern web mapping technologies like HTML 5, ArcGIS Online, MangoMap, and CartoDB.
Geospatial Field Services
Underground Utility Locating
Locating underground utilities using existing data from government entities such as MISS DIG and National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) and the creation of new location data using ground penetrating radar systems, magnetic pipe locators, and other relevant technologies.
GPS and Field Data Collection
Use of hand-held GPS units for the field collection of infrastructure asset data, site planning and assessment, development of custom field data collection solutions using technologies like GeoJot and Collector for ArcGIS.
Data Analysis and Spatial Analysis
Statistical analysis, spatial analysis, and other advanced analytic techniques for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of various engineered infrastructures using both open source and proprietary software.
Visualization of complex engineering data into more accessible, understandable visual formats such as graphs, plots, information graphics, tables, and maps using a wide variety of visualization tools, including ArcGIS, Excel, Tableau, and SPSS.
3D Infrastructure Modeling and Building Information Management (BIM)
Generation and management of digital representations of building and associated physical infrastructure for planning, design, construction, and operation efforts using 3D and BIM software like Google Sketchup and ArcScene.