Category Archives: GIS

Mapping Wastewater Systems with GIS

By Dan Mellott, GISP, Sain Associates GIS Team Leader It’s not unusual for counties and cities to have old, outdated information about their systems, such as water and wastewater utility systems. I’ve seen these situations many times through the years, … Continue reading

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Answering “What Ifs” with GIS

By Dan Mellott, GIS Team Leader Things happen. While playing the “what if” game isn’t always helpful, in some cases it can get us thinking about how we would respond in certain scenarios. Here are a few examples: What if…..a … Continue reading

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GIS: More than Just a Pretty Map

By Dan Mellott, GIS Team Leader In light of the recent major snow and ice incident in the South, I began thinking about some of the benefits of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that people may not normally consider. During this storm, … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Sain Associates’ On-Call GIS Services

By Dan Mellott, GIS Team Leader About a year ago, I came to Sain Associates to help launch the GIS department of the company. Since that time we’ve gained clients and grown our services. Today, we are able to offer … Continue reading

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GIS Services Make Transportation Planning Easier in Birmingham

By Dan Mellott, GIS Team Leader GIS has a multitude of applications in planning and engineering.  Right now, we are working with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) to develop a linear referencing system. It’s an interesting project … Continue reading

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New GIS Services at Sain Associates

Dan Mellott, GISP, grew up in Pennsylvania with dreams of becoming an architect. Military ties brought him South, and he ended up in school for computer science. Soon after that, he discovered that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was the perfect … Continue reading

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