GIS/IT DATA MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
Are you managing multiple projects in multiple locations? Could your operations run more smoothly? Our experienced IT team can help. We will analyze and identify your company’s strengths and weaknesses in leveraging technology. Then, we will develop a comprehensive strategy to have your company running at peak operational efficiency.
Web Design and Hosting
Every company needs a website. Our experienced team will work with you to get you up and running quickly with everything you need, while not trying to ‘up-sell’ you on unnecessary features.
We offer a variety of solutions, from a simple Office 365 SharePoint site to database-driven, dynamic-content sites for those that need it—and everything in between. We focus on your needs, with an eye for affordability.
After building your site, we will also advise you on your hosting options. If you want to host your site yourself, we will help you decide by discussing the pros and cons of doing so. If you are not interested in hosting yourself, we can recommend hosting facilities, or explain the benefits of letting us take care of that for you.
We will also present you with options for maintaining the content of your website (posting news articles, updating personnel or contact info, etc.). Many websites are set up to allow you to manage your content yourself. As an alternative, we can take care of that for you as well.
Data Management Consulting
While closely related to IT services, data management consulting goes beyond typical issues and delves into the more complex treatment of your data and images. We will discuss your goals and help formulate a strategy and implement that strategy for you. Issues such as data redundancy, hardware redundancy, virtualization, data management policies, security policies, controlled access and sharing, and the list goes on. If you are serious about being on top of your data, we are just as serious about helping you implement and maintain a system you can be proud of.
Should your strategy include one or more custom databases, we can provide database programming, from the most basic to the most complex, again, with an eye toward the needs of brokerages and operators.
Data management consulting is provided on a turnkey basis for the initial audit. Implementation and maintenance are done on an hourly basis.
Like it or not, all businesses need to employ technology in order to be successful. Business networks, email hosting, cloud storage, remote access, data backups, software evaluation and implementation—these are all issues that every business must address.
While there are plenty of qualified IT professionals out there, finding one that you can feel comfortable with can be tricky. And finding one that is experienced with the issues that brokerages and operators face is even more difficult.
The technical side of the land industry is where we have been for 20 years. We can serve your needs professionally and affordably. All work is done on an hourly basis.
GIS AND DATA ENTRY SERVICES
Landman Trends offers data entry and GIS mapping services at an affordable cost. Just send us your raw files, and we’ll gladly take care of the rest. Our team is experienced using multiple land-management systems, so your team can focus on what’s important: getting results.
For projects of any size or scope, Landman Trends is the solution.
The land industry makes great use of GIS mapping. For those of us who have been in the industry for more than a decade, we have seen the power and features of available software increase and prices moderate. In other words, powerful GIS applications are within the reach of even the smallest operations.
As you of you reading this know, however, it is one thing to have the software, and another thing entirely to have trained personnel, with a knowledge of the land industry, on hand. For most operations, it is simply not feasible to have even one dedicated individual on your staff.
In addition to basic GIS maps, today’s technology allows for connections to external data sources, which automatically and dynamically update maps based on the underlying data. Our GIS experts, in conjunction with our data experts, will show you how to configure your systems to make the most of this technology, allowing for quicker updates to maps, maximum exploitation of the technology available for creating specific layers to graphically display almost anything, and cost savings due to minimizing manual updating.
We have a staff of GIS experts who have years of experience in the land industry. Our clients basically consist of either brokerages or small- to medium- operators.
We can provide you with expert GIS personnel on an as-needed basis. Employing today’s modern technology, it will be just like having a dedicated individual down the hall from you, but you will not have to purchase any licenses or provide office space.
Many operators deal with multiple brokerages, and as such, potentially deal with multiple mapping departments within those brokerages. By having Landman Trends GIS personnel provide your mapping services, you only have to deal with one provider, streamlining operations and ensuring consistency across brokerages. Of course, we can serve all of your in-house needs as well.
GIS services are billed on an hourly rate, with cost-saving packages available based on weekly minimums for longer-term projects.
Data Entry Services
For any data management system to be effective, it must contain data. Data is populated either by hand or ‘behind the scenes’ through sophisticated uploads. We have years of experience with both, and can advise you on the best approach for your situation. Should manual data entry be the choice, we have experienced data entry personnel on hand to get to address your needs quickly. As with our other services, taking advantage of our offerings eliminates the need to keep trained individuals on staff.
We provide a distinction between data entry and data analysis. Data entry simply amounts to capturing objective data from a document, such as effective date, lessor, lessee, term, etc. Data analysis involves recognizing the significance of language in a document, such as Pugh clauses, continuous drilling provisions, right to assign, etc. for the purpose of capturing as provisions.
Initial consultation for data entry services is done on a turnkey basis as part of our data management consulting, and data entry itself is provided on an hourly basis, with rates based on the level of personnel needed.