Economic Development

WTH offers a wide variety of software products, consulting and GIS data services for use in managing and promoting economic development.

Using GIS In Your Job

WTH provides a comprehensive program of GIS services for County economic development.

Some benefits of using GIS in your Work:

  • Work more efficiently in locating and maintaining your economic development assets.
  • Have the ability to preserve, share, and pass on your accumulated knowledge to others.
  • Be able to save money and make more informed decisions.
  • Be able to better communicate economic assets, plans, and projects with economic professionals, elected officials, and the general public.

Convert your paper maps and what’s stored in your head into a more permanent digital record.

WTH has over 20 years of experience in converting paper plans and maps into GIS layers that can be stored, backed up, searched, and shared with others.

Collect accurate asset locations in the field.

WTH’s Think GIS software interfaces with Trimble GNSS products for accurate and precise asset location in the field.  With Think GIS Editor, collected points are entered directly on to the map.

Integrate your local economic development data with available State and County aerial photos and GIS layers.

WTH builds maps that include the most accurate and current available County and State aerial photography and GIS layers rather than rely on generic national maps.

GIS Products and Services

Some of the WTH GIS products that are used for County economic development include the following:

Think GIS Editor – Think GIS Editor can be used to map all of your economic development projects.  It can used to map railroads and railroad crossings, airports, and other existing economic assets.  It can be used for mapping new economic projects including wind and solar farms, construction ready office and industrial parks, and designated TIFF Districts.  Think GIS editor includes a number of built-in tools including the ability to create elevation maps, and a basic work order tool.  Think GIS Editor can be used in the office and in the field and provides maps with or without an Internet connection.  

Think GIS User – Think GIS User is for laptop viewing and can operate offline where Internet connections are weak.

ThinkGIS.com – ThinkGIS.com is a Cloud based version of Think GIS that allows for viewing maps on any computer device that has an Internet connection including smart phones and tablets.

Think GIS Web Version – Think GIS Web Version can be used to conveniently display and promote a County’s economic assets to the professional economic development community and the general public.

Think Library – Think Library can store plans, specifications, photos, videos, as georeferenced files in an online Cloud database that can be accessed in the office or in the field.  Records are associated with a geographical asset or location and can with an Internet connection can be retrieved for viewing in the field.