GIS brings together paper maps, database records, notes, and images, along with accurate location of each item in one location that can be accessed from an office computer or a mobile device, allowing for easy access and management of your assets. Our team regularly collaborates with our clients to identify what items to track such as utility locations and condition, sidewalk issues, and pavement inventories. We then implement and support a system that can be easily queried in a variety of ways to gain new knowledge and insights in real time.

Responding to breaks, outages, and maintenance issues in a timely manner is vital. Knowing where everything is in your system allows you to service your facilities quickly and efficiently which is why utilizing GIS to map your utility system is so important. Our specialists routinely assist our clients with this type of work and provide support during all stages of the mapping process.

When a system has been mapped, it opens the doors for using that valuable information to plan and execute improvements. Whether it is master stormwater planning or water main loop evaluation with detailed location, size, and status information, systems can be modeled to evaluate their usefulness and value to the community. Our team can work with you to run these models and utilize GIS information to prevent utility conflicts.

Databases serve as the foundation of all GIS applications. HLR’s professionals can design, efficiently structure, and deploy custom GIS databases that capture and store all relevant information regarding location and status of assets and facilities.