Making the world a better place. One map at a time.
A beautiful, well-designed map conveys the right information quickly and visually. We've come a long way since the days of ink on parchment, but the fundamental principles remain the same. What's really different now is that we can leverage technology for things like automated map production, something Genki Maps has been doing for years.
Genki Maps offers exceptional GIS services to clients around the world. We offer a full range of services, customized for every client. We take the time to sit down with you and really understand your needs before coming up with a solution.
Our GIS services include:
- Web mapping and interactive maps
- Spatial analysis
- ArcGIS Server support
- Spatial database design and management
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map is worth a million. We love maps, and we appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into cartography. Although we do sometimes have one-off mapping projects, we often find that clients need a series of maps covering a large geographic extent or showing changing patterns over time. We work with the client to develop a robust template, then write scripts to repeatedly move and scale the map, and export a complete map with all the right information at each step. This technique can be used to generate many thousands of maps at a time.
Spatial Database Design
It's critically important to plan your spatial data workflow, from field data collection or acquisition, to analysis, right through to the final output. Time spent on the architecture of your spatial database and rigorous spatial data management inevitably pays off with time saved down the road. We can help with setting up the right workflow, designing your spatial database, and avoiding pitfalls along the way.
ArcGIS Server Support
Let us handle the beast. We specialize in the installation and configuration of ArcGIS Server. It is often easier and cheaper to bring in the experts, instead of forcing your own staff to grind through it. We'll guide you through selecting hardware or a cloud server, choosing the right spatial database, and integrating with your existing infrastructure. And of course, we'll be there for any data migration challenges that might come up.
Genki Maps also has experience integrating ArcGIS Server with Open Source technologies. We feel that when technology serves you well, it should be invisible, and it shouldn't matter whether you use ESRI or OS Geo. We can help break down the barriers.
Web Mapping and Interactive Maps
A responsive, engaging, and easy to read web map is a key part of effective communication. Web maps are more complicated than traditional paper maps: they have to look nice at all scales and show the right amount of information in a limited space. This is especially true on mobile devices. An effective web map also allows you to interact with the map and data in myriad ways. Help your customers find the nearest branch of your store, track their driving patterns, or search by address or zip code. Web maps make professional cartography and GIS technology accessible to anyone with a web browser.
"Location Intelligence" is a buzzword referring to the wealth of useful information hidden in your data. In the GIS world, we usually call it spatial analysis, but there is more to it than this. Location intelligence is exploratory and often reveals patterns and useful information you would not see without putting your data on a map, in context with other layers. In other cases, you know what you want to see in the end, but not how to get there.
Genki Maps can help with sourcing the right data, figuring out how to extract real information from the noise, and developing a repeatable workflow you can use over and over again get more out of your data. It works for everyone, even narcissistic world leaders.