Contracting GIS services appeals to many organizations
operating in the current business environment. Both the public and the
private sectors wish to improve their GIS performance. Contracting GIS
services to consultants takes advantage of the portability of their
collective tactical GIS experience, their programming expertise, and their
Some organizations currently with GIS capability are having difficulty
keeping up with current programming and hardware requirements. Additionally,
the highly specialized GIS staff required can be problematic to establish,
supervise and maintain.
Contracting GIS services to consultants can place organizations at the top of
a progressive learning curve immediately, at a relatively low cost.
Sustainable Forest Licensee, GIS Management
Management operations throughout Ontario require extensive GIS support.
This GIS support includes the ongoing development of a variety of specific
purpose map products, and database development. Complex annual and five-year
plans are developed for all forest management operations.
MITIG provides this type of GIS support representing a large part of Ontario.
(Please see the map below) This GIS support is delivered by MITIG staff, both
on-site for the client, and it is also done (remotely from the client) using
leading edge telecommunications.
Large-scale Data Automation projects
offers map development and digitizing services to both the Provincial
government and the forest industries. MITIG is accredited by the Ministry of
Natural Resources OMNR) to produce the new Ontario Base Map / Forest Resource
Inventories (FRI). MITIG is also approved for the Natural Resources Values
Information System NRVIS) provincial automation projects. These large data
bases require strong project management controls, and technical skills.
Public Maps Development
Great Outdoor Maps series
MITIG has developed and sells high quality, recreation-oriented maps for many
regions of Ontario. The Great Outdoor Maps series depicts current land
ownerships (Crown, Private, Parks, First Nations etc.) road access,
fisheries, water access, and other features. These maps are available to the
public for a nominal fee, and are considered a “must have” for all who enjoy
the great outdoors throughout Ontario.
To view the following samples you will need Acrobat
Reader by Adobe. You may downloaded this utility for free from the
adobe web site.
To see the areas covered by these maps or, locate a retailer
follow this link. Retail
has provided various mapping services for different Ontario municipalities as
they develop their Official Plans, and Zoning Plans.
MITIG has developed the Official Plan Schedules for the Sudbury East Official
Plan(2003), the Lake of Bays Official Plan(1998), and has done other
municipal mapping for the West Nipissing Development Corporation.
A strong link exists between the planning requirements and tools for forest
management planning and municipal planning. MITIG is particularly experienced
in the OBM datasets, and their manipulation.
provides experienced partners and staff toward many consulting.
Strategic Wood Supply Modeling
MITIG uses various forest management planning models (including SFMM) to
examine the issues of long-term sustainable wood supplies for our clients.
Forest Management Planning applications on an ARC/INFO GIS
Database design, information systems design, and map preparation services for
Forest Management Plans / Annual Work Schedules - including stand lists,
timber volume estimates and summary tables.
Historic Silvicultural Records Management
MITIG automates historical silvicultural and harvesting data into an
efficient GIS database for mapping and querying.