Surveying, Mapping and GIS

At WSP USA, we understand the complex and rapidly changing world of geospatial data and applications. Our expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) allows clients to maximize the value of the data they collect, produce sophisticated cartographic products to enhance storytelling and inform decision making, and design web and mobile applications to streamline the collection, display, analysis and dissemination of geospatial data.


WSP has dozens of certified GIS professionals (GISPs) who work in all markets—transportation, water and wastewater, environment, power and energy, federal, emergency response and recovery, and sustainability and resiliency. Our GIS experts can design and implement the right solution for handling geospatial data for any need. WSP has the tools to see projects through all phases; from feasibility and screening studies, through data collection, analysis, reporting, to visualization and cartographic design.

Our services include:
— Enterprise Support 

  • GIS needs assessments and implementation
  • System development and planning (traditional and cloud)
  • GIS strategic planning
  • Staff training 

— Data Management 

  • Data development, maintenance, and update
  • Data conversion (analog to digital)
  • Data formatting/digital conversion (CAD to GIS)
  • Field collection
  • Geodatabase design and development
  • Map creation and cartographic design

— Geospatial Analysis

  • Terrain modeling
  • 3D modeling
  • Geospatial artificial intelligence

— Application Development

  • Web GIS (Arc/GIS Online and open source)
  • Mobile data collection platforms
  • Dashboards

Enterprise Support
Whether setting up an initial enterprise GIS, integrating legacy systems, or moving to the cloud, WSP has systems engineers that design and build enterprise GIS systems that meet the specific geospatial needs of any organization. We provide training and operations support so that the know-how to manage the system stays with organization personnel into the future.

Data Collection
WSP owns the equipment required to carry out and manage all forms of data collection, including topographic surveys, condition surveys, traffic counts, asset inventories and aerial image collection. Our team has experience moving many existing data sources into GIS-friendly formats and linking to other types of spatial and non-spatial databases. WSP’s team of data collection specialists include licensed land surveyors, photogrammetrists and GIPs.

Our data collection services include:
— Engineering surveys for future construction and expansion projects
— Legal surveys
— Industrial surveys
— Piping surveys
— Structural surveys
— Environmental monitoring
— Data acquisition
— Data storage and management
— Constraints mapping
— Visual impact assessment
— Applications development
— Aerial mapping and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data acquisition

Geospatial Analysis
The presence of WSP in a wide array of markets imbues our geospatial professionals with the experience to design and carry out the right type of analysis regardless of the questions being asked. Spatial analysis, viewshed modeling, 3D and 4D modeling, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, noise modeling, inundation modeling and geospatial artificial intelligence are some areas where our significant resources and expertise can help make a difference in project implementation.

Application Development
The WSP team has specialists trained in geospatial applications development including web mapping, online dashboards and mobile data collection platforms. Our experience includes advanced configuration of off-the-shelf solutions (such as ESRI ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123, and Operations Dashboard) and custom application development depending on the project needs.