Nitsch Engineering’s GIS Team combines knowledge of GIS with real-world field experience, providing unique insight into how geospatial data can be leveraged to make data more usable and accessible, and enhance workflows for clients. Combining knowledge of GIS with real-world field experience, we perform spatial analysis and asset management work for municipal, State, institutional, and private-sector clients.

We use GIS technology to improve project delivery and help clients attain their data management goals. By overlaying many different site factors, GIS analysis can help simplify the planning process when complex site or land issues are involved. Typical project types include stormwater and green infrastructure planning, supporting public works in utilities and asset management projects, traffic and transportation analysis, and resilience and climate change adaptation planning projects.

Procuring, Developing, and Integrating Data

Nitsch Engineering’s professionals have years of experience obtaining data from Federal, State, and local agencies, which has provided them with the knowledge to limit data redundancy and quickly get information that spatial data can provide. We will then develop this data in GIS format that is compatible with your new or existing systems to facilitate a financial return on your data investment. Our staff will complete GIS/GPS and GIS/CAD integration to meet our clients’ project needs.

Base Mapping and Planimetrics

A well-tuned base map displaying various GIS layers (roadway networks, buildings, utilities, natural resources, soils, etc.) is often the key to making early project decisions and receiving approval from review authorities. Nitsch Engineering also has the expertise to seamlessly integrate CAD software with GIS, allowing for interoperability between surveying, mapping, and civil engineering data without the loss of accuracy.


GIS services are used to help meet area-wide planning objectives. Nitsch Engineering provides clients with an in-depth understanding of the project area, and can provide GIS support for these planning services:

  • Master Planning
  • Impact Analysis
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Cultural Resources Studies
  • Shoreline Management Plans

Capturing and Managing Data

For large quantities of data for assets and infrastructure management, GIS is a powerful tool. Logging, mapping, and visualizing assets and the surrounding environmental context for asset attributes allows Nitsch Engineering to analyze and provide insight into patterns and share data with clients. ArcGIS Online tools such as Survey123, Collector, and Hub allow for sharing of data from field staff to desktop to client in a real-time, cloud-based method.

Enhancing Project Management

GIS technology enables a team of professionals to provide large volumes of project-related data in a timelier manner and at a lower cost to the client than previous data collection and management methods. At project completion, the client will have an information management system that provides easy access to project information, both current and historical.

Mapping for Local, State, and Federal EIS and EA Submittals

Preparing for various regulatory submittals is a challenging task. At Nitsch Engineering, we believe this is a great opportunity for collaboration between professionals. Mapping, along with data management for these projects, can be complicated if not managed through GIS. GIS enables scientists, engineers, architects, and planners to funnel their expertise through a GIS professional to provide quality map products and cohesive reports for projects.