Great Lakes RCAP GIS

the Leader in GIS Services for Small Systems

and Rural Communities

The Benefit of a Cooperative Approach

The Great Lakes RCAP GIS Team is a true cooperative in that we work alongside communities to achieve goals related to the collection, mapping and maintenance of utility assets.  We believe that the most sustainable product leverages the expertise of both utility personnel and our dedicated GIS staff.  Recognizing that communities are the owners of their data, Coop membership includes support and training to empower communities to utilize their data to the maximum extent possible.

We make GIS possible for all communities!

GIS Development

We have assisted nearly 100 communities with utility mapping and GIS database development. Our experienced staff works with utility personnel to collect data and design a database that is relevant and sustainable. We make accurate data a priority through the use of centimeter-grade GPS collection equipment and the industry gold-standard in geodatabase design.

Asset Management

Different communities have different needs and budgets, therefore we have several options to maximize your GIS for asset management. The first option is through our customized web and mobile apps, based on the ESRI platform. An additional option is through our collaboration with the Confluence Group to offer Kona work order and asset management software to our Coop members at a significantly reduced cost.

Cooperative Services

The GIS Cooperative provides ongoing support and training to communities including, but not limited to: GIS data hosting, Web and Mobile applications, Site visits, O&M training, Technical support Custom maps and reports, and Scanning of plans, as-builts and historical maps. Pricing is proportional to the number of customers and population. Please click below for more information.

Keeping Up-to-Date with Great Lakes RCAP GIS

We have a NEW Webinar:

– Improved Water and Sewer System Oversight with GIS .  Choose one of two dates – December 13th from 1 – 2 pm, or December 13th from 7 – 8 pm.

We also have two scheduled in-person trainings:

–  GIS for Utility Managers and Administrators – November 8th, 10 am – 2:30 pm

– Intro to Geospatial Technologies for Small Systems – December 11th, in Defiance

If you would like to see these or any of the other 12 RCAP GIS trainings presented to you in person let us know! We can also coordinate a training event in your area!  

Contact Brian Beyeler at or 330-329-9951

For more information, or if you have a question, please click here to go to our Contact Us page!

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