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This year’s theme at the ESRI User Conference was ‘Applying Geography Everywhere’. This phrase may seem superfluous to some, as we think about and operate in a geographical context with literally every task and every job. Almost every conversation we have with internal or external clients relates to geography in some way.

What ESRI is […]

Keep Up with Today’s Technology for Surveyors

At MCA, we strive to keep up with the latest advances in technology to help us work smarter for our clients. Our professional surveyors use Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) every day. But another key tool they now use is AutoCAD Civil 3D. This advanced software gives our survey teams […]

MCA Donates School Supplies to Plymouth Community United Way

Plymouth, Michigan. August 22, 2015– Metro Consulting Associates worked with Plymouth Community United Way to give school supplies to students in the Plymouth/Canton area. Plymouth Community United Way gathered 7000 pieces from local businesses, individuals and Walmart. MCA donated about 367 items including crayons, scissors and binders.

MCA is headquarted in Plymouth, Michigan with regional […]

The Compatibility Factor: Land Surveying and GIS

With the increase in technology the worlds of Land Surveying and geographic information system (GIS) are becoming more compatible.  Although both are closely related geospatial technologies, GIS has been built through an entirely different process than surveying. Land Surveying has a deep global history, while GIS use increases every day with the rapid growth […]

Metro Consulting Associates Donates to PBJ Outreach

Plymouth, Michigan. July 31, 2015– Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) donated cereal, coffee and bicycles to PBJ Outreach, headquartered in Plymouth, MI. PBJ Outreach is a non-profit organization that is equipped to feed and cloth the marginalized living in the Detroit Metro area.

MCA is headquarted in Plymouth, Michigan with regional offices in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and […]

MCA Donates Work Boots to The Father Fred Foundation

Traverse City, Michigan. July 21, 2015– Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) donated work boots and tennis shoes to The Father Fred Foundation based in Traverse City, MI. Father Fred helps people who are struggling in their five-county community by providing food, clothing and shelter. Work boots and tennis shoes were in high demand and MCA was […]

Navigating the Waters of MDEQ Permitting Developments

A fact known among ecological/natural resource consultants, and also many of MCA’s client’s, is that there has not always been consistency between the MDEQ Water Resources Division, District Offices and/or MDEQ staff when it comes to the administration and interpretation of the Part 303, Wetlands Protection Act and Part 303 Rules.

MCA’s Ecological Services group […]

Metro Consulting Associates, LLC Expands Municipal Division

Plymouth, MI.  July 7, 2015, 2015—Metro Consulting Associates, LLC (MCA), a full service consulting firm, has committed to expanding its Municipal services within the firm to offer customers project management and guidance on municipal-specific projects including utility rehab and design.   The new division will also specialize in assisting clients in Stormwater, Asset Management and […]

Metro Consulting Associates Donates to Ronald McDonald House Detroit

Plymouth, Michigan. June 27, 2015– Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) donated food and cleaning products to the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit. Ronald McDonald House Charities opened a new, state of the art facility April 1, 2015. Families stay at the center while their child receives medical attention at the nearby children’s hospital. This particular facility […]

Metro Consulting Associates Donates $1000 to STEM

Plymouth, Michigan. June 1, 2015– Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) celebrated it’s five year anniversary by donating $1000 to the STEM program at the Plymouth Canton Educational Park. The STEM program gives students the opportunity to work hands-on in a dynamic and technology driven society. The money donated will be used to buy supplies for the students starting […]