Adopting and Streamlining GIS
SCENARIO 1: Your business would benefit from GIS, but you are confused by the options.
Our philosophy at Building Up Dreams is to pay for the best. We find that the investment saves time and training costs later. Although we dabble in several open source and free alternatives, ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop is our workhorse. Even the most minimal licensing provides opportunities for training, customization through ArcPy, online applications, and a help desk. If you are unsure what products you need and want a second opinion, we are happy to help. You can likely benefit from the minimum licensing for your everyday, and supplement with open source (such as QGIS or GRASS) for occasional processes.
SCENARIO 2: Your company could use a mapping analyst, but you don’t have the budget for a position.
If you would like to save purchase costs for now and outsource your GIS, we offer as-needed spatial analysis and map generation. We are professional and extremely affordable for small businesses and start-ups.
SCENARIO 3: You spend too much time repeating the same tasks in GIS.
After adopting GIS, automation of regular processes is a great way to reduce costs. We use Python scripting to turn complex spatial analyses into a few mouse clicks. At Building Up Dreams, we create custom scripts that fit easily into ArcToolbox in any version of the software. Our clients use our custom tools to save time, and to make complex procedures easier for novice GIS users. We create, test, and assist with the installation of all our ArcPy scripts.
If you make the decision to adopt open source GIS as opposed to ESRI products, we will gladly point you to alternative experts. We believe that the client’s best interest is our best interest. Period.
We have successfully created tools for companies as diverse as real estate and environmental resources. Although the real world application may vary, the building blocks are the same.