Dan Mellott

Take Advantage of On-Call GIS Services

Municipalities contract with engineering consultants to provide on-call geographic information systems (GIS) services for various reasons. Some of these reasons include the need for specialized expertise that may not be available in-house, the desire to supplement existing staff during peak workloads, and the need for flexibility in staffing levels. Additionally, working with consultants can sometimes…
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Sain’s Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow you to visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. At Sain Associates, we use GIS to support the following engineering activities: converting GIS data to and from CAD, generating aerial clips and 3D contours for design projects, creating GIS-based analysis and report maps for…
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Broadband Divide: Elmore County’s Response to COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the nation, schools have turned to online learning as a means to finish the 2020 school year. Many school systems have adapted to this new normal, but what about Alabama’s rural communities that do not have the broadband infrastructure to support the demand? The Alabama State Legislature defines “broadband”…
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