Merritts GIS, LTD. is a full service GIS solutions and services provider with core expertise in GIS conversion, geodatabase design, GIS data management, GIS analysis, project management, and customer support.
With the trend of many industries moving towards depending heavily on GIS, our firm has utilized our combined knowledge to carve out a critical niche in the world of digital data archival storage, up-to-date data management, and accurate implementation and utilization.
We are equipped meet the growing need for GIS services in relation to environmental studies and land use planning and able to deliver high-quality GIS products and services in a timely manner at a reasonable cost.
Our high quality maps supply our public and private sector clients with the accurate analysis and superior display of the most authentic and current GIS information available in order to provide hard data, guidance, and supplemental materials essential to making informed decisions for projects and programs of all distinctions.
Our experienced GIS team will manage the process of capturing mapping data and GIS attributes (along with meta data) from multiple sources, i.e. aerial photography, printed maps, etc., to data required to support the electronic delivery of business and planning solutions and provide report based GIS consultancy to answer a specific query or offer guidance on an issue.
We advance the development of mapping for a new world, specializing in the factual projection and presentation of reliable GIS data acquired from established data clearinghouses utilizing the most advanced software packages available making our digital cartographic exhibits and presentations unsurpassed in dependability, accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are systems which link mapping with databases enabling you to look at and query your database spatially. Geographic Information systems are also used as map making software and in various parts of the map making process. GIS mapping software enables a user to map their results visually.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has begun to conduct comprehensive evaluations on the Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. The DEC evaluation is being conducted to determine the overall success in meeting the conditions and requirements contained within your permit. The NYS DEC has stated that their intentions are to audit ALL municipalities within the upcoming five year permit period.
To assist in the evaluation of this Phase II MS4 evaluation, the DEC would like each Town to have (among a list of others) a map showing the Town’s receiving waters, basins, segments and out falls.
We have been working with Municipalities to help fulfill the mapping requirements of the MS4 permit. We are preparing drawings in a dynamic ArcView, GIS format. With the GIS format, these maps may have attributes assigned that indicate the following:
A list of current construction sites in the Town MS4 area.
A list of storm water inspections conducted.
Illicit discharge findings at specified outfalls.
Schedule of maintenance and cleaning.
The information published on-line is an excellent way to keep the entire municipality up to date with current conditions.
The DEC SPDES permit annual report questions the format of the municipalities’ outfall and storm water conveyance system maps. Their preference is a GIS prepared in ArcView.
We would be happy to meet with you to discuss the GIS mapping needs for your Town.