Database Design

GIS database design is not, unfortunately, as straight forward as it should be. Over the years, I’ve seen many cases of organizations who have saddled themselves, or been saddled, with overly complicated designs that are unusable, unworkable, and generally incompatible with the GIS software they are intended to be used with. Less frequently, users stick to unreasonably simplified models that don’t let them take full advantage of the power behind their GIS solutions.

My experience in helping design and implement GIS databases will help your organization succeed. But, beyond that, my deep experience in designing and developing software solutions that work with complex GIS databases lets me help you find the right balance of functionality and usability. I can help you design a GIS database in such a way that it will most easily be integrated to your other legacy systems, whatever they are.  Finally, I can show you how to develop or modify a database design that will give you the most direct route to being able to satisfy the requirements of Next-Gen 9-1-1, or more generic addressing issues.

When it comes time to implement, I won’t leave you on your own, if custom applications are what you need. I can quickly develop and implement custom processes and solutions that will migrate your existing GIS data to a new format and schema, and help you maintain the quality of the data you develop.  Finally, if I can't do it, I can help you find the right resource for the job.

Jerry Steenson GIS software development

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