Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Over the past decade Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have changed from highly specialised applications used in specific areas of research, to more common server and desktop applications that are now employed by businesses of all types and sizes. GIS has even impacted at a consumer level through such applications as Google Earth and OpenStreetMaps.

As a business application GIS allow businesses to visualise and ask questions of their data enabling them to establish spatial data relationships that allow them to understand patterns and trends. Through the integration of hardware, software and data, GIS enables the creation of interactive queries, spatial data analysis, and the presentation, reporting and management of all forms of geographically referenced information.

As professionals in spatial data we understand the importance of spatial management or resources, and provide a range of GIS services and GIS tailored survey solutions that facilitate efficient planning and operations utilising effective Geographic Information Systems.

From the surveying and data capture stage to the creation and implementation of a GIS, Murphy Surveys brings together the right technology, the right ideas and the right solutions.

GIS Services

  • Remote Sensing
  • Data conversion and data integration services
  • Spatial data migration services (scanning, digitising, legacy data conversion)
  • Spatial Analysis and site suitability analysis
  • Wind energy
  • GIS map production for areas such as planning, environmental, cultural heritage and archaeology.
  • Database design and development
  • Survey to GIS (application specific topographical and utility surveys supplied as GIS data optimised with GIS attributes on features and line-work to meet data specifications)
  • Data capture and collection services.
  • Web based mapping solutions.


As an Intermap partner Murphy Surveys can provide digital elevation data from the Intermap NEXTMap and World 30 databases to support GIS, planning and infrastructure design applications. The NEXTMap database elevation data is available in the form of Digital Surface Models (DSM) and Digital Terrain Models (DTM) at a resolution of 5m. Also available are Orthorectified Radar Images (ORI) at a resolution of 1.25m, these images are similar to grayscale aerial photography.

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