Top 20 GIS Solution Companies - 2019

To remain competitive in today’s evolving markets, organizations are leveraging geographic information system (GIS). Crowdsourced social media content and real-time data from the Internet of Things (IoT) are being integrated into GIS for effective data utilization and maximum outcomes. Companies across industries can benefit as data can be visualized, analyzed, and reintegrated into the online applications for use within an enterprise.

Geologists are leveraging GIS significantly to analyze soil, assess seismic information, and create 3D displays of various geographic features. With GIS, analyzing the characteristic of rock and identifying the most suitable locations for a diverse range of functions have become more manageable.

This unique technology has promoted cost savings and efficiency in various challenging processes. Automating the workflow has become easier with GIS. Also, implementing the technology in logistics operations enhances the productivity and efficiency of the individuals dramatically. The integration of GIS streamlines logistics operations, encompassing fleet/truck management, warehousing applications, and inventory management. In the customer services arena, GIS can increase profitability by reducing the number of return visits to the same site and scheduled appointments.

The visual interpretation of data in mapping has become crucial in today’s age of online. Google Maps has emerged as an excellent example of a mapping solution. When it comes to natural resources management, adequate maintaining of forests will become easy by dint of GIS information. GIS information is vital for the allocation and geographic distribution of water—one of the most critical constituents of the earth’s environment.

Since the availability of water has a direct effect on crop production in different regions, irrigation water management can achieve outstanding benefits from GIS. The geographic data can identify the crops and determine yield by adopting efficient techniques in the spatial and time domain.

The annual list of CIOReview’s most promising GIS solution providers features Maharashtra-based company Genesys, which has been a pioneer in providing Advanced Mapping, Survey, and Geospatial Services since 1995. Backed by more than 2,000 professionals, Genesys consists of a unique blend of consumer applications that are based on mapping technology. Its geospatial expertise ranges from aerial imagery and LiDAR to 2D/3D mapping across different industries that include mining, telecom, and agriculture.

Another company that finds its place in the list is Psomas, which serves the public and private sector companies in the water, transportation, site development, and energy markets. Based out of California, Psomas is at the forefront of technological advancements. It uses drones, 3D laser scanning, 360-degree cameras, and subsurface utility detection, among various other technologies to cater to its clients’ needs.

With several innovative services and success stories up their sleeves, these enlisted companies are continually proving their abilities in the GIS arena. We hope this issue of CIOReview helps you build the partnership you and your firm need to drive success.

We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising GIS Solution Providers 2019.”

Top GIS Solution Companies

Genesys International is a pioneer in advanced mapping, survey, and geospatial services, with a strong knowhow of the emerging consumer applications around mapping technology. The company’s expertise in GIS requirements extends across aerial survey, panoramic imagery-based development of 3D maps, to feature extraction using LiDAR technology, and creating HD maps for smart autonomous driving. Genesys stands strong in the GIS arena with the largest capacity of mobile LiDAR equipment in South and Southeast Asia. The amount of investment that the company has made in equipment and sensors for data capture precedes any other company in that part of the world. Through their homegrown platform WoNoBo, Genesys owns India’s richest location intelligence supported by 360 degree panoramic street imagery of top Indian cities

Established in 2013, Orbital Insight is a Geospatial Big Data enterprise that leverage the fastly growing accessibility of satellite, UAV, and other geospatial data sources, to comprehend and characterize socio-economic trends at hyper-local, regional and global scales. The company allocates data at spatial resolutions from 30 meters down to 20 centimetres and at multi annum to hourly time scales. The company cultivates expertise in machine learning, image processing, and statistical analysis for matching its data’s exponential growth. The Geospatial Big Data analytics platform of the company is flexible and comprehensive. The company starts with historic imagery and well known economic trends, train models, and then foretell results for the current period utilizing satellite imagery

Cesium

Cesium

Cesium is a fast, simple, end-to-end platform for tiling, visualizing, and analyzing 3D geospatial data. It enables ready availability of 3D geospatial data than ever, at higher resolutions, and captured over periods. As this data is often individually held or not widely available, Cesium is working to change that by allowing to bring data into Cesium and fuse it with a growing number of 3D data sets that they provide directly and through partnerships with 3D content providers. Cesium's robust and performant pipelines tile data and stream it in 3D in the cloud or on private networks - whether it may be point clouds, BIM, CAD, photogrammetry, CityGML, 3D buildings, design models, terrain, or imagery

Coord

Coord

Coord makes it easy to analyze, share, and collect curb data. Coord is passionate about making cities more livable. The company believes that understanding curb is the bedrock for creating more efficient, safe, and economically vibrant communities that everyone deserves. They are on a mission to improve mobility and expand access to opportunities through the use of technology. They help government agencies, engineers, architects, and construction firms get the valuable data they need to build and regulate transportation infrastructure in a way that suits best for everyone in the city. They also work with logistics and mobility companies to put that data to use to optimize their trip planning and better comply with regulations

development SEED

development SEED

development SEED uses open source technology, open data, and open networks to drive social and economic development. The company works with every imaginable type of data, including modeling algorithms, disease tracking, and real-time polling data. Their tools are efficient to track timely information on populations and the planet through analysis of the latest satellite imagery and processing live data from mobile processing. development SEED harness data to help partners respond to disasters, protect rain forests, track conflict, and prepare for climate change. They help governments at all levels to deploy sustainable open-source infrastructure that genuinely empowers citizens with open data

DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy is a software provider to enable drone data accessible to anyone, anywhere. The company transforms the way businesses collect, manage, and interpret drone data. Users across a variety of industries trust it, and they are changing how businesses collect, maintain, and interpret drone data. Their user-friendly platform serves companies of any size to improve their workflows through scalable image processing, data storage, and real-time sharable drone maps and 3D models. Also, the company is unifying the commercial drone industry with its platform to connect hardware partners, developers, and pilots utilizing powerful tools to integrate aerial data into day-to-day operations

GeoAdaptive

GeoAdaptive

GeoAdaptive is a global consulting and strategy company that specializes in solving complex economic, social, and environmental problems in a variety of territories, industries, and scales. The company helps to deploy and integrate advanced analytics, creativity, and locational data-insights to create robust strategies for the clients worldwide, reducing their risk and maximizing their opportunities for sustainable and inclusive growth. It devises strategic interventions and programs to improve the socioeconomic prospects of developing economies while combining urban and infrastructure analytics with policy and investment strategies to create more inclusive and sustainable cities. It serves agro-industries and forestry, health and education, tourism and hospitality, supports natural resources and climate adaptation, and assists in governance and policy

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B)

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B)

Hexagon focuses on putting data to work to enable autonomous, connected ecosystems that boost efficiency, productivity, and quality for the customers. The company aims to fully leverage data allowing humanity and sustainability to thrive mutually. Hexagon’s unique and comprehensive portfolio of sensors, software, and autonomous solutions are deployed globally in both urban and production ecosystems. Their offerings exceed the expectations of the customers through a thorough understanding of their business. Understanding the importance of innovation, the company meets the ever-changing needs of the customers

Hivemapper

Hivemapper

Established in 2015, Hivemapper is a modern mapping infrastructure. The company offers visualization, mapping, and analytic tools both for humans and machines alike that unveil the changes that are not visible to the human eye. The machine vision-powered mapping tools of the company empowers businesses and organizations to think forward and build as well as visualize smarter living maps. Intelligent maps are core to all of the applications that involve assessing damage after disasters, delivery aircraft, keeping cities running, building situational intelligence for military operations, or handling construction projects. Hivemapper power all these applications. The company specializes in geospatial, video, software, maps, machine-vision, big data, AI, 3D, lidar and computer vision

L3 Harris Geospatial (NYSE: LHX)

L3 Harris Geospatial (NYSE: LHX)

Founded in 1977, Harris Geospatial Solutions, a part of Harris Corporation develops software products that extract relevant information from all kinds of remotely sensed data. The company delivers game-changing, business-level solutions across industries with its in-depth knowledge of geospatial analytics, and a fine-tuned process for implementing machine learning technologies. The company’s latest offerings provide a new standard of visibility for allowing more-informed decision making. The offerings include maritime data and solutions that offer real-time global vessel tracking, high-resolution LIDAR data allocated by the company’s proprietary Geiger-mode sensor, and an online Geospatial Marketplace where data, imagery, and data-derived products can be procured

Mapbox

Mapbox

Founded in 2011, Mapbox is a location data platform for web and mobile applications. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company offers building blocks to include features like maps, navigation, and search into any experience that the user creates. The company craft maps and developer-friendly location data, SDKs, and APIs to enable the companies to focus on building, designing, and developing their applications. The open-source tools of the company allow analytics enterprises to comprehend big geo data, drone companies to publish flyovers, real estate sites to visualize properties, satellite companies to process cloud-free imagery, and insurance companies to track assets

Navisens

Navisens

Established in 2013, Navisens is a software-only location platform that functions both outdoors and indoors. The company does not rely on infrastructures like Bluetooth Beacons, WiFi Access Points (APs), or GPS. Navisens’ patent-pending motionDNA can be fitted into a mobile application for unlocking hyper-accurate location. The company’s easy to use software empowers developers to create location application to communicate with the user, guide them outdoor and indoors, de proximity to detect items, and trigger actions and notifications based on the location and motion of the user. The company is based in San Francisco, California

Nearmap (ASX: NEA)

Nearmap (ASX: NEA)

Based in Barangaroo, NSW, Nearmap is an online mapping service which captures, handles and delivers the most frequently-updated location content across the world; thus enabling the organizations and government to explore their environment effortlessly. Nearmap empowers the organizations to unlock opportunities that frequently inform decision making and change the way they work. The company captures imagery which is of much higher resolution than satellite imagery and is delivered within days. The imagery also shows changes over time. Nearmap helps the users in saving their time and money, minimizing site visits and making better-informed decisions with recent, explicit imagery

Orbit GT

Orbit GT

Orbit Geospatial Technologies is an expert in solutions for exploiting 3D Mapping content in managing, viewing, extracting, publishing, sharing, and embedding in workflows, either desktop or cloud-based. The company specializes in 3D Mapping solutions for Mobile Mapping, UAS Mapping, Indoor Mapping, and Aerial Oblique Mapping, replacing the big data dilemma with ease of use. The organization has its headquarters in Lokeren, Belgium, and enjoys a global business network. The portfolio of the company includes Desktop, On-Premises, and SaaS-based solutions for Transportation (road & Rail), Engineering, Construction, Utilities (FTTx), Governments, Asset Management, Disaster Response, Public Safety, and more. Orbit also focuses on solutions like hardware-vendor and sensor neutral, and guarantee historical and future data compatibility

PlanetWatchers

PlanetWatchers

PlanetWatchers is an all-weather geospatial analytics solution that maximizes the productivity of enterprise natural resource assets. The company helps enterprises dependent on large-scale natural assets to gather actionable intelligence about the changes in those assets, which permits them to plan their supply chains, maximize productivity, and mitigate risks. It has been possible for the company to achieve this is by combining advanced machine learning algorithms and multi-source satellite sensors. PlanetWatchers delivers an intuitive and robust monitoring and alerting system that provides critical information for natural resource-intensive enterprises

PrecisionHawk

PrecisionHawk

One of the most excellent companies in developing and integrating commercial drone technology is PrecisionHawk. With market analysts expecting businesses to spend $13 billion on drones over the next three years, the organization is focused on the opportunity ahead. Beginning from farming to disaster response, PrecisionHawk is using aerial technology to drive innovation by improving efficiency, increasing safety, generating additional revenue, and ultimately changing the way businesses view their assets and manage resources. The company operates across six continents, and its mission is to provide a complete platform (flight, mapping, tracking, and analysis) for businesses to fly and analyze data using advanced drone technology

UtiliSync

UtiliSync

UtiliSync is a developer of GIS-based document management software that is designed to automate the processes related to document filing and managing workflow. The company allows its users to receive ticket requests electronically, choose a ticket resolution, and automatically inform the requestor when the ticket is closed. Their service enables their clients to post, link, store, share, and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material ("Content"). UtiliSync'sUtiliSync's enables the businesses to track and manage the workflow of every document while reducing any manual errors and also improving the efficiency cost-effectively

UTTO

UTTO

UTTO challenges the convention with the innovation to meet the ever-increasing demand on damage avoidance and asset protection in an industry reliant on localized field knowledge and decade-old technologies. The company's company's digital service has the next-generation damage prevention platform, mainly for the underground utility industry. They can also redefine best practices locating by capturing and sharing an assessment and qualification of field tech performance for every locate ticket or survey job. The company provides its clients with technology solutions that will improve the damage prevention, location, and mapping of buried assets

Visual Intelligence

Visual Intelligence

Founded in 2003 and based in Houston, Texas, Visual Intelligence have emerged as the industry's most exceptional software and sensor technology company that delivers a platform for the development of world-class metric 3D sensor solutions and information delivery workflows for large airborne systems, drone, and mobile applications. The organization uses the principals of computer vision and photogrammetry, patented technology for their clients that turns an array of off-the-shelves cameras into a wide-field image with accurate 3D measurement systems, and brings ultra-high definition capabilities to many industries for a wide variety of uses. Visual Intelligence has set its mission to provide flexible and expandable software technology for sensor systems, enabling its customers to deliver high-quality geo imaging products

Wolf-Tek

Wolf-Tek

Wolf-Tek creates, engineers, and licenses the products of tomorrow. Specializing in Geographic Information Systems, building GIS Engines and databases, the company also creates physical products related to their core GIS technology. Wolf-Tek is committed to effective quality engineering and product development and rigorous testing. The organization is known for holding high standards and always strives to create products in which hardware and software efficiently work together to achieve a goal. Wolf-Tek is focused on bringing the best GIS-based applications and tracking devices to the market as they specialize in thinking beyond, to what could be, with every idea they pursue