Our Services

Aerial Photography

Tri-State has completed numerous county-wide aerial photo missions. Using a precise aerial photo camera mounted in a turbo-charged Cessna 310, photography may be taken from a maximum altitude of 28,000 feet.

  • rectified photography
  • digital rectified photography
  • digital orthophotography
  • color imagery

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E-911 Services

Enhanced 911 is now a valuable service offered to counties throughout the United States. A successful E-911 program is only as good as the data that is built. Tri-State can provide consulting services to assist a local jurisdiction with building and implementing an E-911 program or can provide a turnkey solution.

Ownership Mapping/GIS

The core business of Tri-State Consulting Services, Inc. has always been ownership mapping. Key personnel have been involved in cadastral mapping projects in 11 different states. Tri-State can provide a total solution from the initial building of maps through the integration of a customized GIS application. Training and support are also an important part of the process. A successful project must conclude with the client's active use of the system.

Tri-State also provides a cost-effective solution for small to medium size jurisdictions. Annual map maintenance can be provided to jurisdictions that may not be able to justify the cost of experienced personnel. Many local governments are faced with the need for qualified cartographers, however, the volume of work to be performed does not justify the expense of hiring a full-time employee. Tri-State can readily make its experienced personnel available to any jurisdiction. With the capabilities of transferring files over the internet, a mapping change or correction is simply a phone call away.

Hardware and software can even be provided and included in the annual maintenance cost.

  • Vesting instrument research and copying
  • Vesting instrument imaging
  • Scanning and vectoring services
  • Map compilation from deeds and plats
  • Map compilation from a best-fit method
  • Annual map maintenance
  • Database design and development
  • Hardware and software integration
  • Training and support


There are many complex issues involved when a mapping project is being contemplated. A local jurisdiction may want to complete a project with existing in-house personnel.

Many questions arise, particularly when the projected cost may be several hundred thousand dollars or more:

  • How do we start?
  • How much will the project cost?
  • How many workers will it take?
  • Are there any acceptable "short cuts"?
  • How do we monitor quality and production?

Qualified personnel from Tri-State can assist you with all of your consulting needs.


The manipulation of graphics and tabular databases is the foundation of mapping applications. Due to the variety of systems now being used,
Tri-State provides interfaces with other platforms such as the HP 9000 and the IBM AS400.

Tri-State provides programming services and custom applications software in several languages.

Languages include:

  • AutoLISP
  • VB
  • VBA
  • ObjectARX
  • C
  • C++
  • SQL
  • C#
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • PHP

Drafting and Plotting Supplies

Tri-State offers a complete range of equipment and supplies to its clients. These items include plotters, computer systems, blueline paper and plotter media, and software such as AutoCAD. Many of these items are available with special governmental pricing. Contact a Tri-State representative with any of your equipment and supply needs.