University of Memphis CAESER



Mapping our surroundings enhances our awareness of the factors that influence change and guides us toward solutions to meet the day‐to‐day challenges we face.


A geographic information system (GIS) allows you to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS benefits organizations of all sizes in almost every industry.

CAESER provides a wide array of GIS services to provide you with a comprehensive solution:

  • Legacy data migration
    • Move data in older formats, like paper or relational database systems into GIS
  • Custom application development
    • Develop complete mapping applications, typically for remote field data collection
    • Create digitization tools and data entry forms for expediency in project completion
  • Utility and municipal infrastructure
    • Map and attribute stormwater and sanitary sewer systems, as well as utility electric, water and natural gas lines
  • Neighborhood/community planning and analysis
    • Determine factors that contribute to the decline in the quality of life of a community
  • Develop decision support analytics
    • Develop intuitive decision support visualization tool to assist elected officials, city planners and citizens to strategically enact positive change in their surroundings
  • Remote sensing
    • Use satellite bands to characterize surface and near-subsurface properties
  • Quality of life, health and safety
    • Determine walking routes for children to and from school that avoid harmful conditions, such as railroads, large transportation corridors, industries, high crime areas, and other factors
  • Asset management
    • Map municipal assets (infrastructure, vehicles, facilities) to manage condition, number, changes and much more
  • Web development
    • Interactive mapping and decision support
  • Geodatabase design
    • Construct geodatabase architecture and schemas
  • Spatial data repository and dissemination
    • Collect and store spatial data within a RDBMS (relational database management system)
    • Develop a geo-portal (spatial library of data) for easy data dissemination
  • Mobile data collection
    • Perform field mapping using mobile data collection applications
  • Mobile application development
    • Develop custom built mobile data collection tools
  • Data visualization/manipulation