We are excited to announce the acquisition of Vision Engineering & Planning, a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with offices in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA.
The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment. By: Dan Mellott, GISP As the […]
By: Dan Mellott, GISP In my role as GIS Manager at Sain, I recently attended a workshop sponsored by the GIS Association of Alabama that demonstrated the employment of GIS and drone technology for search and rescue operations by the Springville, AL Fire Department. During the workshop, a field exercise took place showing how drone […]
Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth’s surface. This system utilizes a combination of computerized drafting technology (for drawing point, line, and polygon features that represent real world objects) and relational database technology (for storing detailed information about those objects).
We recently blogged about Sain’s involvement in Alabama’s Horizontal Curve Safety Initiative. In that blog, we touched on the importance of the horizontal curve as a transition element in geometric design for highways and the opportunity this project has to reduce traffic crashes in Alabama. A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, […]
A Geographic Information System (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns and trends. These services perfectly complement Sain’s other areas of engineering expertise. Sain Associates offers a full range of GIS services to develop and implement user-friendly and cost-effective enterprise systems tailored to the individual needs of each […]
Trustworthy — able to be relied on to do or provide what is needed or right, deserving of trust
As we move forward with our updated branding, “trustworthy” will be one of our four guiding principles. Although these four words and their associated images are new to our branding, they are not new to Sain Associates, especially the word trustworthy.
It’s not unusual for counties and cities to have old, outdated information about their systems, such as water and wastewater utility systems.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, and a Geographical Information System (GIS) is a perfect solution for turning the existing data into something that’s much more useful.
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 on-call GIS services, which provide multiple benefits.
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 that has the potential to greatly enhance RPCGB’s ability to manage the Birmingham region’s transportation improvement program.