Disaster Preparedness

Provide better protection for local communities and prepare for natural disasters with GIS technology and tools

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


GIS mapping technology can help map and protect natural resources, local communities, and future investments for greater resiliency and disaster preparedness. SPC provides online and desktop GIS tools for disaster preparedness, project planning, education, natural resource protection, digitizing historical documents, and technology upgrades. 

Disaster Preparedness

  • Catalog and document resources, need hot-spots, evacuation routes, barriers, flood prone areas etc.

  • Model outcomes based on known data and information.

  • Find the best locations for shelters, aid stations, and volunteer sites using known geographical information and data.

  •  Understand the threats by analyzing scientific data in your area on climate change, sea level rise, slope (for landslides, flooding and runoff), and compare changing landscapes over time.

  • Provide real time updates linked to social media posts.


Project Planning

  • Conduct scenario planning for urban and regional growth.

  • Growing a business? Find the best location for a new store, advertising or demographic group using big data.

  • Digitize current conditions of roads, sidewalks, open space etc. for strategic planning.

  • Create databases of historical datasets to compare with and learn from past projects.

  • Share data with constituents or stakeholders in dynamic, online maps and tools.



  • Develop technology driven tools and curriculum for business, K-12 and college programs to integrate GIS into a variety of subjects, including natural resource management, business, planning, green energy, sustainability and cultural resource protection.

  • Pacific Islanders used navigation to colonize the great ocean. Learn modern tools that can track and lead projects, people, animals and plants around the globe. 

  • We provide training and support for businesses and organizations wanting to expand into GIS and STEM fields.


Clean Energy

  • Map the distribution, supply and demand of clean energy resources.

  • Understand hot-spots of clean energy use compared to dead zones and learn about factors that could be influencing these areas.

  • Map underutilized resources and target/prioritize areas for development.


Zero Waste Management

  • Map zero waste sites online or in an app for customers to identify the most sustainable places and ways to get rid of unwanted things.

  • Visualize your waste supply chain to find cost savings and gaps that could lead to partnerships.

  • Understand the full waste story on a community level by incorporating geographic information to waste streams.

  • Understand the geographies of waste in other successful, sustainable environments.


Cultural/Historical Preservation

  • Digitize historical maps and compare centuries of information in a single map.

  • Document land use changes over time.

  • Protect cultural sites by having clear boundaries and buffer zones.


Natural Resource Protection

  • Use the latest technology to track invasive species, changes in water, land use or geo-tag native plants in mobile apps that link to online and desktop databases.

  • Collect data in remote and rugged conditions with GPS and satellite data acquisition and processing.

  • Empower your monitoring plan with drone mapping capabilities.


Technology Upgrades & System Integration

  • Let us help you source and procure the latest in GIS and GPS technology.

  • We work with leaders and employees to create complete GIS systems from the field to the computer to reports for your board or funders.


GIS Development Services

GIS data creation, implementation and database design, construction and maintenance/testing

Field Data Collection 

Experienced field staff trained in multiple platforms (Garmin, Trimble, and Tablet) to offer the latest and most innovative technologies and tools. 

Data and Equipment Acquisition & Quality Control

Aerial imagery, vector, and other raster datasets can be developed to answer questions, aid research, and develop new ideas.

System Integration and Organizational Therapy 

We work with leaders and employees to create complete GIS systems from the field to the computer to reports for your board or funders.

GIS Outreach, Education and STEM 

Education and outreach to the public, businesses, schools, and specialty programs to provide hands-on GIS and STEM experiences. 


Employee Training and Continued Support 

We create a self-sustaining platform and support future needs with on-call technical and managerial support.