Drone & Spatial Tech Firm Geo Owl Awarded North Carolina Statewide Contract for Geographic Information Systems Services

Wilmington, North Carolina Headquartered geospatial solutions firm Geo Owl, was awarded a statewide contract for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services from the state of North Carolina. The contract enables the State to leverage Geo Owl’s more than decade of experience in the Military and National Security space to better empower and enrich city and state government entities with state-of-the-art GIS Technology and Services. The North Carolina statewide contract includes one base year and three optional renewal years and was awarded by the Department of Information Technology. 

According to their CEO Nick Smith “We are excited to bring the same mission first ethos that we have provided to the Special Operations and Intelligence Community, to support vital and necessary GIS projects at State and City Governments in North Carolina, our home for the last decade. We’ve built a one-of-a-kind Geospatial engine capable of supporting a large range of needs from elite operations across the globe, to helping our neighbors across the street. The state can now rely on our Geospatial Center of Excellence to supercharge their projects and support citizens with award winning services.” 

What exactly are Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a technology used to store, access, and analyze spatial or location data and are often used by governments to provide and optimize services to citizens. According to Geo Owl’s Director of Geospatial Solutions Steve Stout “Governments and people leverage GIS every day. The maps we use on our phones, like Google Maps and Waze, use a GIS to help optimize the routes we drive. Cities and States use the same technology to assist with trash pickup, school site planning, parcel mapping, public safety, and loads of other vital government services we all rely upon.” Steve recently appeared on a GIS Podcast and provided more information on how GIS is used across the board. 

GIS Service Types Provided to the State by Geo Owl

Geo Owl’s service options include GIS Architecture & Cloud Migrations, GIS Training, Fully Managed GIS Services & Staff Augmentation, GIS Application Development, GIS Mapping & Digitization, Data Collection, Data Management and Hosting, and GIS Asset Management. The tech firm also provides Unmanned Aerial Systems, UAS Services for GIS mapping & 3D projects via technology like Drones equipped with LiDAR, Photogrammetric and Thermal sensors, often used to support engineering and construction planning. Geo Owl has provided Geospatial Intelligence which consists of high level, nationally vital, analysis for military and government decision makers since 2013. 

Geo Owl’s Growth in 2023

Geo Owl has recently experienced explosive growth due to new contract awards from national intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense. The firm consists of over 80% veteran employees seeking intelligence careers via the Geo Owl Military Transition Program and internship programs that are established with North Carolina State University and other universities in North Carolina with Geospatial centric training. Interns are provided advanced training and in-depth hands-on experience with GIS technologies, a highly sought after skill set that ultimately has led to massive success of the program. 


The State of North Carolina will now be able to leverage an established North Carolina based GIS firm with extensive experience in nationally vital GIS operations to empower the State and Local governments across the state.  The NC statewide contract is in addition to critical services for engineers and city governments across North Carolina, with drone and remote sensing technologies, provided by Geo Owl. 

To learn more about Geo Owl GIS Services in North Carolina and the Southeastern US, visit them at GeoOwl.com 

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Company Name: Geo Owl
Contact Person: Nicholas Smith
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Address:100A Old Eastwood Road
City: Wilmington
State: NC 28403
Country: United States
Website: https://www.geoowl.com