Licker Geospatial Consulting Co. (LGeo) is an owner-operated start-up consulting and application development business that uses geospatial technology such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in support of urban planning work and in innovative ways to improve quality of life in our communities. Targeting urban planning firms, municipalities and non-profit societies, LGeo is happy to provide value to these organizations and meet their business needs by transforming unusable data into actionable information.
Accordingly, LGeo has a mission statement to:
“Utilize and unlock the value of geospatial technology by transforming spatial data into functional information”
The reasoning behind LGeo's formation is that high-value applications of GIS such as data-driven decision support (such as: “Where is the best location to place something?”), spatial modeling (“How do things change over time and space?”) and optimization analyses (“What is the most efficient way to deliver a service?”) are not typically sold as outright consulting services; rather they are delivered by end-of-service GIS technicians who, while technically proficient, are often ill-equipped due to lack of consulting acumen to respond directly to their clients’ needs.
It is the firm belief of LGeo that there exists tremendous market potential to do good GIS consulting. In effect, using GIS and geospatial technology to: solve the hard problems; lend transparency to decision making; manage the risk of massive data; and help people understand the spatial environment that surrounds them.
Thus, LGeo has been formed to fill this gap in consulting service delivery to assist urban planners, land economists, municipal decision makers, non-profits and other organizations that seek to make sense of the tsunami of data that surrounds us and turn it into meaningful and actionable information.
To accomplish the above task, LGeo's principal, Aaron Licker brings to the table over a decade of solid GIS consulting experience, a relentless enthusiasm for interesting work and a proven track record of delivering GIS projects that create value for his clients. Aaron is enormously pleased to be able start LGeo, and he welcomes any questions you may have about LGeo's services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron's CV can be located here
Russell Prentice is a recent graduate from the BCIT Advanced Diploma in GIS Program. Through his previous work, he has undertaken GIS projects in a variety of fields and disciplines, including work with provincial government, non-profit organizations and First Nations. Despite being a highly technical resource, Russell cultivates and maintains an excellent design ethic. His eye for design coupled with his programming knowledge allows him to skillfully turn raw data into beautiful, yet functional GIS web applications well suited to his client’s needs. Additionally, Russell has a passion for geospatial analysis of all kinds and is always eager to take on a new challenge. Russell is delighted to start his career off as the first employee of LGeo.
Russell's CV can be located here
Kristi Silk recently acquired her Advanced Diploma in GIS from BCIT. Her experience is highly varied, in subject matter and geographically, with marked specialty in customer service and client care. Kristi’s problem-solving skills are firmly underlined by a Bachelor of Science from UBC. When faced with a question, a problem, or a challenge, she delights in developing the best solution. Her technicality and finesse for geospatial analysis together with her enthusiasm and drive culminate in a strong desire to provide outstanding services for LGeo’s clients. Kristi is most pleased to be joining the team at LGeo.
Kristi’s CV can be located here
Cameron Wallace has led and developed GIS services within SNC-Lavalin Inc. over the past 14 years, where he has managed a team of drafters, GIS technicians, and analysts, and acted as the national GIS lead for SNC-Lavalin Inc., an international engineering firm of more than 40,000 employees. Cameron has completed a certificate in Business Analysis, and has been developing an integrated project delivery method incorporating the value driven business analysis approach with a strong background in geospatial analytics. This value driven approach has helped develop a deep understanding of the project’s requirements for all parties involved, while reducing the risk of wasted effort. He has implemented various data management strategies and technologies to the benefit of many complex projects. Projects have included the design and implementation of data systems and business processes to support large scale construction projects, environmental remediation projects, and various studies. They have also included the development of methods and models to synthesize extensive libraries of information into interactive contextual tools involving a mix of different technologies such as; SharePoint, ArcGIS Web Mapping, SQL Server, MS Access, and others. Cameron strives to continually improve project delivery through better data and information management.
Cameron’s CV can be located here