Our experienced and knowledgeable team of GIS professionals are here for all your geospatial needs.  The department provides an integral component to our project planning, design and construction.   Our services can satisfy a broad range of needs from varying entities and across multiple industries utilizing the latest industry-leading ESRI ArcGIS Software. 

Webmap Applications:

  • GRID – Utilizing the ESRI ArcGIS Online Webmap applications in combination with our database and reporting tools we can provide a one-stop-shop for viewing, tracking, and reporting on your project.
  • ArcGIS Collector – Custom schema for your specific project in a file Geodatabase that can be built real-time in the field leveraging the collector application you can track project progress as it’s collected and easily convert the data into GIS deliverables.
  • Google Earth – A often popular file format, KMZ/KML files are used in the field that GIS can ingest to create customized versions to display embedded images, custom attribution, and symbology to make your project shine.

Data Management:

  • Percheron GIS can handle your data management needs with decades of combined experience. From an Enterprise-style multi-user GIS editable in AGOL with a recorded username/date/time logs in a hosted feature service to our customizable database application, we have the tools to suit your project. ArcGIS Online collaboration groups for data sharing cut down on emails and data silos.  Data layers from the Webmap can be extracted and exported directly with a creator-level license.
  • From initial tract load in CityVerse to get your project up and running in lightning-fast time, to tract numbering, reroute processing, title, survey spatial updates, and change tracking, we have you covered. 
  • Data QA/QC using topology rules to identify and eliminate gaps and overlaps.
  • CityVerse database allows for tracking of multiple acquisition types on one property to avoid redundancy and countless hours wasted updating the same information repeatedly.


  • Static maps – PDF Maps, Plotter maps, Permit Mapbooks, Map Series (Mapbooks) for linear projects, we can make a customized map to suit your project's specific needs.
  • Preliminary Exhibits – aka Landowner Sketches – Percheron GIS can generate these customized PDF maps to get in front of your landowner for survey and acquisition in a fraction of the time utilizing data-driven pages to generate 100’s of exhibits in short order.

GIS Analysis

  • Disturbance modeling – utilizing a lidar dataset or DEM and converting to a vector dataset to extract slope data and applying to create an easement along the road at a predefined distance that fluctuates based on grade.
  • Siting
  • Routing
  • Proximity analysis – (distance from line to point), intersections, unions, dissolves, buffers, spatial joins, per tract lengths & acreages, etc.

Route Selection:

  • Utilizing industry-leading 3rd party Pivvot software, Percheron GIS conducts route analysis and generates route options.  Using 100’s of public and private data layers for weighted analysis, we find the most suitable route to minimize costly reroutes.

Site Suitability Analysis:

  • Utilizing industry-leading Pivvot software Percheron GIS can conduct site placement review for you based upon factors such as:
    • Slope (i.e. less than 10% grade)
    • Oil/Gas set back
    • Wetlands
    • Proximity to Roads
    • Floodplain
    • Airports
    • Powerlines
    • Land Use/Land Cover


  • Utilizing python to look for the most efficient workflows
  • Data-driven pages for Mapbook and preliminary exhibit creation
  • Python scripts to link the tabular data from the CityVerse database to the GRID Webmap App

Data Conversion

  • Taking PDF maps and converting them into vector datasets using georeferencing.
  • Converting raster into a vector to run advanced analysis using ArcGIS geoprocessing tools for datasets such as slope, land use, land cover, DEM.
  • Converting between different data types – KML, KMZ, Shapefile, File Geodatabase Feature classes, DWG, DGN, etc.


  • Plot metes and bounds of tract or easements from a deed or conveyance into projected vector polygons with requested schema.
  • Digitize based on static PDF maps into vector datasets.

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