Parallel Inc

GIS Services

Parallel is the partner that government and commercial customers alike have been relying upon for over 10 years to provide remote sensing, analysis and GIS capture services. Utilizing highly experienced and accomplished data analytics experts we provide unparalleled accuracy & results and a high level of customer support around the globe.

With extensive experience with manned and unmanned aerial data capture platforms and a full range of satellite, high resolution image sensors and multipulse lidar data solutions. We're the recognized partner of choice as the GIS landscape continues to evolve.

Parallel's services include:

  • GIS & mapping
  • Unmanned aerial data capture
  • 3D mapping
  • Digital Elevation Models (DEM's)
  • Orthophotography
  • Remote sensing
  • Satellite imagery
  • Topographic maps
  • Data gathering & analysis

Need additional expertise and resources for a project?

Our technical experts are available to work with your organization as either a direct contractor or in a staff augmentation role remotely or on-site for projects of virtually any size or duration. This ensures that you've got the skills, expertise, and resources you need to ensure optimum project success.

Trust Parallel's team of industry leaders

Many of our Parallel team members are experts in their fields. We've worked on countless projects for our customers, some of which have included vegetation characterization, forest health & management assessments, wildlife habitat sustainability evaluations, natural disaster response assessments and planning, Ecoregional assessments, cartographic mapping projects and many more. Our experts are also consistently giving back to the GIS community. Several teach remote sensing classes, make presentations to diverse audiences, author technical papers, and some have extensive experience coordinating multi-agency projects. This means you have an extremely high level of skill, knowledge, and expertise at your disposal.

For a sampling of some of the papers our team members have co-authored, please visit:
Landsat Thematic Mapper Image Mosaic of Colorado

Conifer Health Classification for Colorado, 2008

Satellite Images of the September 2013 Flood Event in Lyons, Colorado

We serve many sectors including:

  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Emergency Preparedness & Planning
  • Power
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Fishing
  • Hydrology
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Land Management
  • Natural Resource Management

Our team provides expertise and support for many customer initiatives. Here are just a few:

Project Highlights: US Bureau of Land Management – Rapid Ecoregional Assessments

Parallel's award-winning specialists have been working as part of a larger team with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) since 2010 on Rapid Ecoregional Assessments (REA's) in order provide not only a baseline or Adaptive Management Approach, but a current "snapshot" of conditions in order to obtain an indication of how ongoing environmental changes and trends such as climate change, etc. are affecting our environment and the land around us, and how future development can be managed effectively to reduce the impact on ecosystems. The ecoregions under assessment span US administrative boundaries and range in size from 11 Million to 91 Million acres. These assessments provide land managers with the tools they need to make thoughtful and informed resource planning and land management decisions that will minimize impacts to important ecosystem values. Some of the REA's already completed have included the Colorado Plateau, Mojave Basin & Range, Sonoran Desert, and the Middle Rockies, with more REA's scheduled to be completed into late 2015.

Special Note: Parallel would like to congratulate one of our team members - Alisa Froistad for being presented with the Bureau of Land Management's Certification of Excellence – Landscape Initiative Team Award which was presented to Alisa by the BLM on July 16, 2014.

Project Highlights: US Bureau of Land Management – 100 K Mapping Program
We are part of a team that is providing cartography and GIS services in support of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) 100K Mapping program. This program producesintermediate scale maps at a 1:100,000 scale using both UNIX and Windows systems in both Arc/Info and ArcGIS software programs. Our services include research and data collection to produce the multi-sheet maps.
Link to the maps themselves:

Project Highlights: Colorado State Forest Service

Our team was contracted to provide GIS support to the Colorado State Forest Service. Our services included the implementation of web based geospatial activities tracking for the CSFS Districts including providing WinDET, WebDET, CartoPac, ArcPad, and ArcGIS support to CSFS staff onsite and remotely. We also were actively involved in data entry into the WebDET activity tracking geodatabase. In addition to gathering the information, the Parallel team also developed training materials and conducted training sessions facilitating the conversion of agency accomplishment reporting to WebDET/WinDET. Our final assignment was to assist with the transfer of WebDET/WinDET activities to the SMART federal reporting system. This included software training, testing and support to CSFS District offices.