Using the latest and advanced technologies, EMS provides a full array of conversion methodologies. Our experts use a variety of processes and tools to transform data from any source to ESRI Geodatabases ready for analysis and reporting.

  • Utility conversion Whether from hard-copy plans, PDF, existing CAD, EMS has you covered. We convert any source to seamless GIS Geodatabase. Data maintains its GIS attributes and relation to original as-built sheets which allows us to access the source sheet at publish. Stringent QA/QC polices ensure an accurate representation of your utility model
  • Asset Collection EMS works with IMS to capture video of your area, and lift any number of assets from the video into your GIS including Signs, Pavement Markings, Curb/Gutter, Sidewalk, Handicap Ramps, etc. We build your asset GIS from all visual elements of the video to the accuracy of your existing GIS.


  • ESRI Developer EMS is a registered ESRI Developer which afforts us the latest version of the ESRI software as well as keeping abreast of the latest technologies. By attending the ESRI users Conference and Developers syposiums, EMS is continually monitoring the topics of the day, ensuring our clients have the most current solution.
  • Geodatabase EMS specializes in the design of ESRI Geodatabases. We've sucessfully conducted needs assessments to a wide range of clientelle.
  • Project lifecycle

    EMS incorporates a multi-disciplinary team of subconsultants to address specific project requirements outside of EMS’s core fulltime staff expertise. Such teaming is ad hoc, but not without prior experience: it is assembled from subconsultants who have worked with EMS previously and adhere to a common administrative and implementation strategy. EMS and its subconsultants have jointly developed a standardized approach to defining, developing, and delivering geospatial projects according to a formal methodology termed the “Geoproject Lifecycle”:


    Projects are broken down into phases (Strategy & Planning, etc.) and each phase has major stages (e.g., for the Design & Specifications phase, the stages of Implementation Plan, Architecture & Applications, and Database). Not all projects incorporate all of the phases and/or stages, of course. However, for any individual MAG consulting project at least a Project Charter would be articulated (a clear, one-paragraph statement of this project’s goals), and an Implementation Plan RoadMap developed (typically in the form of specifications for deliverables (including defined Quality Assurance reports), schedule, budget, and allocated resources). For larger tasks, more of the Geoproject Lifecycle phases/stages are incorporated. Each Phase has an associated complement of standards and forms that are adhered to by internal EMS staff and external subconsultants. This standardization insures consistent communications between all team members, and transparent reporting to EMS clients.

GIS Back Office

  • Approaching a GIS-based project but don’t want to “staff up”? Minimize the risk of hiring GIS staff by leveraging the years of EMS experience.
  • GIS can be a costly proposition if not approached correctly; our staff can assist in every detail of the strategic planning necessary to organize and focus organization efforts.
  • Companies need ad-hoc assistance on projects for staging data, to formatting data for a GIS submittal. Let EMS be your back-office support to ensure these deliveries are properly met
  • Our cost-effective approach to GIS ensures solutions that are efficient and scalable for future growth.
  • Staffed with registered Civil Engineers, EMS stands ready to assist in all facets of GIS data management and processing. Our qualified staff develops GIS needs assessments and implementation plans. We assist in the development of all GIS data structures and assist in all implementation phases

ESRI Resources

Our in-house IT experts can assist with the complicated task of installing and configuration of ESRI server software tools. We’ve assisted dozens of clients with ArcServer Install and Configuration; installation of the server pre-requisites and including the web adaptor. Let EMS assist with the installation and configuration of Portal, ESRI’s local repository for publishing GIS data.

Get it right the first time, let EMS assist you with installation and configuration of your software.

Hosting Services


Get the most out of your GIS investment with our OpenCloud solution. Share your GIS data with easy online access. The OpenCloud solutions bridges the gap between OpenSource software, and the users you want to target. The OpenCloud solution lets you create, edit, visualize, analyze and publish geospatial information.

Demanding production environments call for a solution with flexibility, agility, reliability, and scalability. Scale at a lower cost without vendor lock-in. Avoid costly in-house maintenance, with expert OpenCloud 24×7 support. Fully customizable to your environment. Run separate or with existing ESRI, or other proprietary software.


Volusia Mosquito Abatement

Volusia County Mosquito Control leverages EMSFieldMap and EMSWebMap to manage their ground based treatment operations.

These custom tools allow the department to define treatment areas, assign personnel, track spray operations live, integrate with their Lucity Work Order Management software, and summarize treatment data for each spray mission.

EMS software integrates with the departments ULV Chemical Foggers, GPS, Vehicle Mounted Weather Stations, SQL Servers, and ArcGIS Server to provide live information to drivers and administrators allowing them to track where and how much chemical is applied, be shown optimal treatment routes, track temperature, wind, and humidity, and review previous treatments and weather conditions.

City of Mesa Street Signals Custom Application

The Mesa Transportation Department utilizes a custom web based inventory and maintenance management system developed by EMS.

This system provides an open hierarchal structure between locations, inventory, and actions allowing the department to track inventory and maintenance as wide or fine grained as desired.

Using parent/child relationships in a tree view, users can drill down into the data to see how the inventory is constructed from intersections, street corners, cabinet boxes, poles, mast arms, heads, and all the way down to lenses and LED’s.

The maintenance side of the system allows users to define trouble calls with automated emails and text messages sent out to the on duty field crews.

Administrators can also define PM schedules that are automatically updated as locations and inventory are moved in and out of service.

The system also uses EMSWebMap to provide a map based interface to access inventory and view open maintenance actions and response times/status. The system integrates with the departments Centracs and City Works systems.

City of Surprise Custom Permitting Application

EMS developed the Surprise Land Information System (LIS), a web-based application for the Community Development department that covers Development Agreements, Planning and Zoning, Engineering Reviews, Permits, Inspections, and Code Enforcement.

The LIS includes a public component for Building Permit Applications and Inspection Requests. LIS keeps a complete record of the building processes allowing users to attach documents, pictures, emails, and voice messages to the related projects.

LIS has streamlined the Surprise development process by providing a single source for all relevant construction information.
LIS also interfaces with EMSWebMap to show Building Inspectors where their stops for the day are.
View a demonstration of the LIS system on youTube

Pocatello, ID – Survey Application and Enterprise GIS support.

EMS works with the Town of Pocatello, Idaho to provide GIS and software support for their Lucity Inventory and Work Order Management System.

Pocatello uses EMSWebMap and custom ArcMap tools to maintain their GIS and it’s link back to Lucity.

EMS just completed a Web based Survey Control application for the Towns Engineering department. This application allows the Towns Surveyor to define monuments and controls points in GIS and store the Survey Metadata for each location. This allows users to view the various survey occupations of those points over time and can be exported for use as control for new projects or parcel verifications.

In 2012, Jason Scovill gave this presentation to the Intermountain Consortium. The presentation covered why Pocatello chose EMSWebMap as thier mapping platform.

City of Alameda Lucity Integration and GIS Support

EMS has been assisting the City of Alameda with their GIS and Lucity implementation from the ground up.

EMS created the initial Utility GIS layers from CAD, GIS, and As-Built scans and continues to update the utility layers as new systems are operational.

Twice yearly, EMS updates the Cities Parcel, Street Centerlines, and Address layers from County data. EMS also assisted the City in loading GIS data from a Lidar survey and creating an Easements layer from existing documentation.

The City uses Lucity as their Inventory and Maintenance Management System and EMS assists them with Lucity configuration and keeping the Lucity inventory and GIS data in synch.

All GIS-related documents are scanned and cataloged into a digital system. All of this data and Lucity integration can be accessed from the EMSWebMap application giving the City a single portal to access all of their digital data from a spatial interface.

City of El Mirage, Arizona

EMS built the GIS system for the City of El Mirage from the ground up. They continue to use the EMSCloud hosting as well as the EMSWebMap to deploy GIS Enterprise-wide.

View a demonstration of how the City of El Mrage levarages EMSWebMap on youTube

Liberty Utilities

EMS built the GIS system for Liberty Utilities. They continue to use the EMSCloud hosting as well as the EMSWebMap to deploy GIS Enterprise-wide.

These videos show how EMSWebMap can be leveraged in the working enviornment. Woodmark Liberty