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R&M Adds GIS to Service Offerings


R&M CONSULTANTS, INC. (R&M) has expanded our service offerings to include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services. GIS has become a widely used and essential part of many professional services projects. A science in its own right, GIS joins geography and information technology for integration of hardware, software and geospatial data, enabling the capture, analysis and cartographic visualization of geographically referenced information.

R&M’s experienced GIS team – comprised of Luke Boggess, GISP and Alex Jones – provides services across R&M’s multiple disciplines to support projects in the viewing, questioning, and interpretation of spatial data in ways that reveal trends, patterns and relationships for concept simulation, advanced planning, and improved decision making.

R&M’s GIS Services Department specializes in the integration of geospatial data with enterprise-level hardware and software. Having an extensive background in the ESRI ArcGIS suite of software products, R&M offers solutions using the de facto industry leader in GIS technology.

R&M has a strong focus in all aspects of GIS, including:

  • Geodatabase design
  • Geospatial data modeling
  • Data conversion and management
  • Digital cartography
  • Web map services deployment
  • Automated geoprocessing

Luke Boggess, GISP joined R&M as a Senior GIS Specialist in November 2011. Luke has more than 10 years of professional experience in all facets of GIS. He has been responsible for performing many phases of project work including management, geospatial data collection, acquisition, interpretation and literature reviews, data and cartographic standards development and documentation, geospatial data QA/QC compliance and senior review. Since joining R&M, Luke has provided GIS services for the Bradley Lake Battle Creek Diversion Project, Big Delta State Historical Park Boat Launch and Hydrology Study, Ketchikan Water Street Viaduct, and the Chikuminuk Hydroelectric Project. Luke holds an A.S. in General Studies from Weber State University, an A.A. in General Studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Certificate in Geomatics and Applied Mapping Sciences from Weber State University. He is a Certified GIS Professional.

Alex Jones joined R&M as a Senior GIS Developer in October 2011. Alex has six years of experience in GIS development. He has been responsible for developing flex-based web-based applications, managing GIS data, and the creation of models and scripts for automation of common GIS workflows and map production. Since joining R&M, Alex has provided GIS services for the Bradley Lake Battle Creek Diversion Project, Chikuminuk Hydroelectric Project, and the Ketchikan Water Street Viaduct. Alex holds a B.S. in Urban Planning from New Mexico State University.

Founded in Alaska in 1969, R&M offers civil, structural, geotechnical, and waterfront engineering; surveying and mapping; GIS services; geology; hydrology; environmental services; construction administration; materials testing; and special inspection. R&M has offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks.


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