Palmetto Bluff Mobile GIS
Location: Bluffton, SC
Client: Palmetto Bluff
- GIS Database Design
- Mobile Application Development
Thomas & Hutton designed and developed a multi-platform GIS web application for Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000 acre resort development community in Bluffton, SC. The application takes advantage of advancements in mobile technology. The GPS capability tablets and smart phones allows the development team their property data relative to their physical position and push data from the field directly to the application. Users such as development team members and property managers have efficient access to a wealth of public and private land information. These data layers include publically held data on federal, state and local levels such as soil condition, tax parcel data and topographic information to privately collected data such as tree surveys, wetland delineations, installed utilities and aerial photography. The team uses these GIS layers to observe how each site feature relates to the other, fostering better and more informed decisions in property management and future development. These up to date plans and layouts are used to visualize development scenarios and bring all stakeholders together onto the same page using the same geography.