Geographic Information Systems

Enabling Spatial Awareness Through the Science of Location

Our GIS Group boasts over 70 years of combined experience, forming a team of seasoned experts. We apply GIS across a wide range of multidisciplinary fields such as surveying, planning, engineering design, and water resources. We streamline workflows and automate repetitive processes to ensure consistent outcomes, freeing up engineers for deeper analysis, exploring alternative designs, and quality assurance.

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Our GIS Services Include

Visualization and Analysis

GIS enables powerful visualization and data analysis, offering valuable insights by mapping and interpreting spatial information.

Application Development

Creating custom software solutions to harness geospatial data for specific needs, from interactive mapping platforms to advanced spatial analysis tools and dashboards.

Field Data Collection

Gathering real-world geographic information using GPS and other tools, facilitating accurate mapping and analysis.

Data Management

Within our GIS service line, effective data management is the backbone that ensures the accuracy, reliability, and accessibility of geospatial information for our clients' needs.


Citywide Intersection Crash Mitigation Program

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Citywide Intersection Crash Mitigation Program, was developed to identify intersections with the highest number of crashes and the highest crash rates, with a particular focus on intersections that were the site of fatal vehicle-pedestrian crashes.

One of the reasons the program was successful was the multidisciplinary collaboration of the Wood Rodgers geographic information system (GIS) staff and the Las Vegas Transportation Engineering division. The GIS Group at Wood Rodgers was instrumental in developing a script that took 57,945 crash data points from the Nevada Department of Transportation and categorized them into intersection and road segment locations. In addition, the GIS Group developed templates that highlighted the data in an easy-to-read infographic layout containing charts and figures relating to the crashes.

Levee Feasibility Analysis

Wheatland, California

The City of Wheatland received notification from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) regarding its eligibility for a grant under the DWR's Small Communities Flood Risk Reduction (SCFRR) Program. This grant was utilized to develop a Woodland Feasibility Study aimed at enhancing flood protection for the City and its surrounding community.

To assess potential flood risks, a comprehensive review of existing geotechnical levee investigations and analyses was conducted. This evaluation revealed deficiencies in cases where geotechnical data had been collected but not analyzed. Consequently, a thorough analysis of existing levees was performed, covering aspects such as geotechnical stability (including under seepage, through seepage, and rapid drawdown), erosion potential, freeboard, and geometry.

The results of these analyses were made accessible via the ArcGIS Server, and a dedicated Dashboard was designed to present the levee section deficiency data to the project team. This Dashboard streamlined access to the results, allowing the project team to efficiently retrieve the information using a standard web browser.