Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Collecting and systematizing insights for smart decisions.

At Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), we push the GIS framework beyond ordinary data science. We don’t just gather, manage, and analyze “off the shelf” data. We specialize in data collection methodologies tailored to your proprietary assets and project needs for custom solutions. Our integrated, multi-disciplinary team approach is rooted in geographic science, and combines advanced technologies with the human art of data visualization to help you make smart, informed decisions.


  • GIS Administration
  • Asset Management
  • Web Service Development
  • GIS Dashboard Development


  • Asset GPS Collection
  • Plan Digitization
  • Field Inventory
  • Wetland/Natural Features Data
  • Manhole Structure Scanning


  • NASSCO Certified Assessment
  • 3D/Spatial Analysis
  • Infrastructure Review
  • Impervious Surface Analysis

Needs Assessment

  • Existing Data Review
  • Infrastructure Assessment
  • Collection Task Review
  • Technical Staff Evaluation
  • Training

Highland Park Water Department Director

Metro Consulting Associates was appointed Director of the City’s Water Department in 2016 and currently manages billing rates, operations and maintenance, and the overall day-to-day operations of the water and sewer systems including the customer service center. With City administration assistance, our team created a rate structure, revised annual budget structure, and fee schedule for the Water Department that ensured the $10 million annual budget fulfilled City needs and goals.

Wastewater Asset Management and Maintenance

Working with our sister company, Corby Energy Services, the field teams performed sewer pipe assessments per Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) standards and manhole inspections per Manhole Assessment and Certification Program (MACP) standards within the City’s system.

Polaris Wind Energy Center

Metro Consulting Associates provided balance of plant design services along with extensive ecological consulting to facilitate development.

Let’s work together.