WSB is a design and consulting firm specializing in GIS, technology, engineering, community planning, environmental, and construction services. Our staff of over 500 improve the way people engage with communities, transportation, infrastructure, energy, and our environment. We offer services in over 25 complementary areas that seamlessly integrate planning, design, and implementation. Our coast-to-coast client base is served from 14 offices in four states.
WSB is a one-stop GIS consulting firm that specializes in custom interactive mapping solutions, ArcGIS implementation services, Utility Network implementation services, and asset management.
With a robust knowledge with numerous GIS technologies, WSB is equipped to provide insightful recommendations to assist clients in taking the best path forward. Whether it is an ArcGIS implementation, strategic planning and support, or a client has a distinctive need/use case for Datafi™ technology, WSB will build the system that meets and exceeds client requirements.
Here are the Key Services we provide:
ArcGIS Enterprise GIS Implementation
WSB specializes in deploying enterprise GIS based on the Esri platform. Whether on premise, hybrid, or fully in the cloud, WSB’s enterprise GIS implementation services have you covered. We understand that every organization’s enterprise GIS needs are different, and we work with you to tailor our approach to implementing enterprise GIS ensuring your organization is successful while providing maximum value and service.
Our enterprise GIS implementation services include:
- Enterprise Strategic Planning
- Software Licensing & Procurement
- System Design: On premise, hybrid, or cloud
- Implementation: Guided or Turn-key
- Third-party Business Systems Integration
- Ongoing System Administration and Maintenance
- Staff Training
- Technical Support
ArcGIS Utility Network Implementation
Whether you are new to using GIS or are ready to prepare for the future of it, the new ESRI Utility Network has everything you need to take your system to the next level.
What can you look forward to with the Utility Network?
- Easy access to data and data sharing
- Improved data integration
- Cleaner and better structured database
- Streamlined experience going beyond the desktop
- Increased flexibility and connectivity
- Quicker responsiveness and greater data processing ability
Our GIS architects have the technical expertise to make the transition seamless and effortless. There are many things to be aware of and prepare for as part of the transition, a little up-front work can make all the different to ensure your success.
GIS Strategic Planning
Whether your organization is just starting to adopt GIS or has been using GIS for years, strategic GIS planning still plays a vital role in how successful your organization can be with its utilization of GIS technology. Organizations do struggle with effective adoption and utilization of GIS across the organization. Strategic GIS planning is a vital first step towards achieving an organizational approach to GIS.
WSB’s offers full-service GIS strategic planning and strategic assessments. Our strategic planning services are never templated: we offer planning services that fit your organization’s needs head-on. Our plans focus on organizational needs and developing achievable goals. These goals are interwoven into to a GIS strategic plan that clearly communicates future GIS projects/tasks, costs, and infrastructure needs to be successful. Our plans are easy to update and provide GIS managers a solid foundation to remain successful after they are delivered.
Our plans are based on:
- GIS Governance
- Data Awareness
- Service-level and Business Objectives
- Software Needs Analysis
- Infrastructure & Systems Requirements
- Staffing/Resource Planning
- Training and Education
- Timeline, Budget, Goals
Managed GIS Services
Managing GIS systems can be complex and overwhelming. As GIS systems become increasingly complex, the day-to-day management of them can often get in the way of your organization’s GIS goals. Our team of GIS experts are here to help build and support the solutions that fit your GIS goals and budget; whether in the Cloud, hybrid or on-premise. WSB is an established Esri and AWS business partner with experience across all types of government and other industries.
Managed GIS Plans Can Include:
- GIS Planning
- Industry trends analysis
- Latest Esri best practices and trends
- System Design
- Cloud Delivery and Hosting
- ArcGIS Online
- Server Administration and Maintenance
- Database Management
- ArcGIS Enterprise Patching, Upgrading, Growth Management
- System Tuning and Monitoring
- Scripting and Automation
- GIS Analytics
- System Integrations
- Business and Operations
- Technical Support (Remote or On-Site)
- Staff Training
- Project Support
- GIS Mapping
- Data Conversion and Development
- Agency Collaboration and Coordination
Web and Mobile Application Solutions
Datafi is a field-to-office data management solution that is designed to streamline your organization’s operations. Built upon ArcGIS and Esri technology, Datafi simplifies field data collection process by integrating Esri’s mapping and field technologies together in one single workflow. Use Datafi to manage projects, property assessments, incident response and more. Assign tasks to your workforce to compete inspections, capture project photos, perform audits, and collect GIS data.
Datafi leverages Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform or ArcGIS Enterprise to ensure your data is available everywhere. Datafi works for individuals and large project teams to coordinate and manage field data collection operations. Datafi includes data dashboarding tools and allows you to map, edit, and maintain your GIS data.
DatafiPro is field operations solution designed to streamline field-to-office workflows. Using a simple, map-based, collaborative workflow – it simplifies field data management saving time, reducing errors, and increasing visibility. Easily assign and complete inspections, capture project photos, perform audits, and collect GIS data anywhere using any device with DatafiPro.
- Streamlined Site Checks
- Locate Audits
- Track and Traceability
- Unsat Assessment
- Environmental Compliance
DataLink is our Web-GIS solution that gives everyone within your organization easy-to-use tools to access, edit, and analyze GIS data. Based on the Esri ArcGIS Platform, it works seamlessly with ArcGIS Online. Through careful design, DataLink provides a stable and unmatched User Experience (UX) for years to come.
Virtuery enables effortless cemetery information tracking using a completely GIS-based system. Virtuery is a cemetery information and mapping program designed to simplify the management and record keeping of grave owners and burial data. It uses a simplified, streamlined, and modern interface that store all records and information in one location. No more searching spreadsheets for records, fixing ownership mistakes, or managing unnecessary paper records. With Virtuery, all your cemetery records will be available through your web-browser and tied to a high accuracy base map.
Virtuery pulls together different sources of Cemetery Records such as spreadsheets, paper records, CAD data, and GIS data into a single Cemetery Records Database. Virtuery allows you to easily edit, add, or delete records right in your web browser. Virtuery can also integrate with other CMS Systems containing financial, internment, and customer information.
■ WSB 360º
WSB 360º captures high-resolution 360-degree imagery and can detect and map many types of assets from that imagery. Using WSB 360º, you can capture imagery and assets as it exists today. The asset data can be delivered to your GIS or Asset Management System, integrating seamlessly into all geospatial systems and applications.
Using one of our 360-degree cameras, WSB can drive any street and alley within a community and upload that imagery directly to Google Maps StreetView. This imagery also integrates with WSB’s web mapping application Datafi and DataLink. Rather than relying on Google to update old Street View imagery, or drive it for the first time, WSB 360º can capture imagery showing conditions that exist today. WSB 360º can also capture imagery for areas other than paved roadways, like gravel roads, bike paths, walking trails, and even rivers
■ Reality Capture
High-accuracy data collection is staple at WSB. Getting up-to-date imagery and surface elevation aids in making correct decisions. Using a high-resolution 4k compatible drone, WSB can obtain highly accurate imagery and by applying control points to known locations, create a highly detailed, up-to-date surface model of location. Also, utilizing Pix4D software, volume calculations of any above-ground features like stockpiles can be calculated on-the-fly to gain important information as projects are in progress.
■ ArcGIS Hub Implementation
With ArcGIS Hub being an incredibly effective way to reach stakeholders and the public alike, it is imperative for organizations to implement this technology. WSB will assist your organization implement and configure an Open Data or Initiative site and provide training for staff members to future-proof your organization's investment in ArcGIS Hub. With WSB's Hub implementation services, we make sure all organizational branding and color schemes are applied to ensure a consistent and clean product that is on-brand for your organization.