Custom Application Development

With the anticipated large volume of information that can be collected and managed through a GIS platform for associated municipality programs and infrastructure maps, our team develops GIS based electronic data capture tools and GIS Data management systems. We utilize HBK owned and hosted ESRI server to assist with the tracking of collected data and defined level of accuracy. The GIS data system will also serve as a temporary repository for collected documents and information as well as for infrastructure / asset location data located, collected, photographed and surveyed in the field. Additionally, the GIS system could serve as a workflow tool for transmitting and tracking verified data that will be able to be provided to the municipality for updates to their internal GIS system (or HBK can perform this function), and as a tool for providing geographically based project status updates. All of this data is fire wall protected and would be available to the city at any time with password required personnel unique logins. The Team uses many applications to capture data collected during a GIS program implementation, but has found it is most effective to custom develop electronic data capture software applications, purpose built to drive the highest efficiency into each of the asset assessments.

Services include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning 
  • Asset Management 
  • Rapid Response Mapping 
  • Aerial Photo Acquisition 
  • Surface Data Acquisition
  • Multiple languages and platforms (java, .net, json, SQL, HTML)
  • Data housing in platforms ranging from SQLServer to Mongodb
  • Utility Data Conversion / Update Mapping
  • Data set conversions from paper sets to GIS
  • Data set conversions from CAD / MicroStation to GIS


  • Land base / Planimetric data Conversion/Update Mapping
  • Mobile Mapping
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Owned ESRI Webserver
  • GIS ESRI platform
  • GE Smallworld
  • GIS Positional Accuracy Validation and Surveying
  • Land Use/ Land Cover/ Vegetation Mapping
  • 3D Visualization Processing and Production
  • GIS Publishing: ESRI Webserver (HBK Owned)
  • Client tailored GIA platforms
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