GIS & Archaeology

Mercado Consultants, Inc. specializes in all aspects of GIS services, from field data collection to final data processing and analysis. Our firm has successfully provided GIS services and deliverable products to state, local, and multi-jurisdictional agencies such as the Maryland State Highway Administration, the District of Columbia, the City of Baltimore, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Working closely with each client, we determine their expectations, the objectives of the project, identify potential problems, and establish methodology for the design and implementation of geographic data. We identify relevant existing data, determine its usefulness to the project and assign all appropriate tasks to each member of our versatile, capable staff.

Using Trimble centimeter-grade equipment and post-processing software in conjunction with ESRI’s ArcGIS software suite, Mercado’s GIS team collects accurately measured data in the field and creates high quality mapping products in one seamless workflow. We also feature a well-organized and skilled survey department for tasks which demand only the most accurately collected field data.

During the execution of each project we continuously perform data analysis to evaluate the results so that we may refine and create alternatives, if needed. Our team also carefully monitors the progress of each project and regularly provides status reports to clients and stakeholders. Mercado Consultants’ GIS department adheres to all Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards and specifications.

Our GIS services include:

  • Shapefile and geodatabase creation tailored to client specifications
  • Field data collection using GPS and conventional surveying methods
  • Digitized GIS products derived from aerial photography and rectified engineering drawings
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) deliverables based on GIS data
  • GIS data compilation and analysis from publicly-available sources

Our Services

Mercado offers comprehensive professional civil engineering and related services to
Maryland, DC and Virginia.

Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Water & Sewer Engineering

Bridge Inspection


Construction Management & Inspection

GIS & Archaeology

Environmental Science