115 South 15th Street, Suite 400, Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 767-1870
(804) 545-0792


  • Planning & Design
  • Application Development
  • Data Development
  • Training & Support
  • Data Management Services
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Map Production

System Planning & Design

Because GIS can represent a substantial organizational investment in terms of data acquisition, hardware, software and staffing, it is important to ensure that these components are effectively specified, acquired, integrated, implemented and maintained. WorldView’s highly experienced System Design Team emphasizes client collaboration and communication to establish a deep understanding of the operating environment and the needs of its geospatial users. Armed with this information, the WorldView Team applies its expertise to crafting recommendations that best meet short-, mid- and long term organizational goals. WorldView’s GIS planning design specialties include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • System & Needs Analysis
  • Implementation Planning / Process Redesign
  • Spatial Analysis / Spatial Data Maintenance
  • Geodatabase Design & Development
  • Systems Integration

Application Development

The WorldView Applications Team consists of a close-knit group of highly talented, capable and collaborative programmers who possess not only strong backgrounds in IT and applications development, but also a fundamental understanding of geospatial concepts and principles. Key WorldView specialties include: ArcGIS APIs for JavaScript and .NET, ArcGIS Desktop customization (ArcObjects, COM, .Net C#, Java and C++ APIs), ArcEngine, and ArcGIS for Mobile. WorldView application expertise extends to the following services:

  • Functional Requirements Analysis
  • Application Design & Prototyping
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Desktop GIS Software Customization & Development
  • Advanced Cache Design & Creation
  • Web Application Development & Hosting

GIS Software Development and Customization

WorldView has developed an extensive list of custom desktop software solutions to assist GIS professionals and novices alike, and we apply this experience to ensure the success of each project. WorldView’s staff works closely with clients to identify opportunities for evaluation and acquisition of COTS solutions when appropriate as well as to develop and implement custom tools and/or applications that permit customers to more effectively leverage and manage their GIS. WorldView software customization and development experience spans desktop, mobile, and web mapping solutions. All source code for customized products are delivered to our clients at the end of every project.

Web Map Development and Hosting

WorldView Solutions offers a number of web-enabled mapping services, including site development, cache creation, hosting, and maintenance. We have created and currently host sites that are available for public access, sites that require authentication for access to sensitive information, and fee-based subscription sites. WorldView has a highly experienced team of Esri ArcGIS for Server .NET and JavaScript developers, and we host and deploy spatially enabled web sites using the latest mapping technology.

Data Development

The WorldView Data Team applies a consistent approach, honed over the course of hundreds of projects, to each data production effort. This evolutionary process emphasizes accuracy, quality and reliability to achieve superior data integrity. WorldView’s expertise extends to the following services:

  • Data Model Implementation
  • ArcGIS for Server Configuration & Support
  • Data Conversion & Extraction
  • Data Integration & Remediation
  • Data Maintenance & Update
  • Field Verification & GPS Data Collection

Training & Support

A critical and sometimes elusive component of a successful GIS implementation is the cultivation of a skilled team to operate and maintain the system. WorldView GIS instructors have trained hundreds of students in dozens of organizations in the use of GIS software and GPS equipment. WorldView also provides on-call support and staff augmentation services for clients spanning a variety of industries and sectors. WorldView’s service offerings in this area include:

  • Individualized Instruction
  • Ongoing GIS Technical Support
  • Staff Augmentation
  • Business Process Design
  • Project Management
  • System Mirroring / Replication
  • External Application Support
  • System Documentation

Individualized Instruction

Nearly all WorldView GIS training follows a customized approach. This customization includes assessing the training needs of clients during on-site meetings; preparation of hard copy manuals to be used in conjunction with each course; and the use of relevant client data and workflows during the training. Classes can be provided on-site or at WorldView’s training facility. Follow-up classes and one-on-one mentoring can also be provided as needed.

Data Management Services

Data Design and Systems Integration

WorldView Solutions specializes in the design, integration and implementation of spatial databases. Although our customary data development format is the Esri geodatabase, we are capable of designing and developing spatial databases to conform to dozens of specialized spatial and non-spatial data formats spanning all major database management environments, including SQL Server, Oracle, and PostgreSQL.

Data Model Development

To effectively build and share commonly used layers, it is advisable for GIS developers and managers to follow a set of collective content standards and data model designs, built on accepted principles, for modeling and describing real-world objects in a geodatabase. WorldView database design experts excel in the development of geodatabases that comply with established data model standards, designing geodatabases that describe all feature specifications for the data model, including spatial relationships, inheritance relationships, integrity rules, and database feature behaviors that are consistent with applicable model standards.

Data Conversion and Extraction

WorldView Solutions has completed dozens of data conversion projects for diverse government agencies, national non-profit organizations, and corporate clients. Our data conversion capabilities include development of spatial data from orthophotography, LiDAR, hardcopy maps, raster data, engineering drawings, historical documentation, CAD design files, GPS, and a multitude of other sources. WorldView has particular expertise in the development of road centerline, site address, parcel mapping, and utilities datasets.

Field Data Collection

WorldView Solutions’ field data collection specialists are experienced with the use of mapping grade GPS and other data collection devices for the on-site capture of spatial information. We regularly conduct field studies to verify site addresses, street names, and address ranges; take digital photos of addressable structures; and capture utility features, such as storm drains, manholes, and water meters. WorldView employs mapping grade GPS equipment and post processing techniques which typically yield average horizontal position accuracy of one foot or better.

Spatial Analysis

WorldView’s GIS professionals possess expertise in a variety of spatial analysis operations, including raster analysis, environmental analysis, demographic studies, industrial development, land use and transportation planning, location analysis, and real estate market analysis. WorldView analytical specialists work closely with clients to identify analysis problems, define parameters, perform analytical operations and interpret results.

Map Production

Professional Cartographic Map Production

At WorldView Solutions, our cartographic specialists and professional graphic design staff can generate maps in desktop GIS using client spatial data, then export them to commercial-grade graphic design software to blend in artistic elements, enhancing visual appeal. WorldView cartographers possess the know-how to generate informative, attractive maps for tourism, transit, special events, public information, and other publications, while retaining spatial accuracy and source data integrity.

Hardcopy Map Production & Automation

WorldView can leverage client GIS data to generate layouts and map series that closely resemble a client’s existing non-GIS base maps while meeting new client mapping specifications, including scale, symbology, and reference grid. Worldview utilizes a combination of off-the-shelf and customized automation tools within desktop GIS software, allowing users to automatically refresh and print hardcopy maps in a variety of sizes from any computer to any printer.