US: VHB announced to have bought assets of Fountains Spatial, a New York-based GIS service provider. In addition to this, both the President and Vice President of Fountain Spatial will also join VHB’s growing technology services team, along with Fountains Spatial’s five additional professionals.
“This acquisition builds upon our existing GIS experience, allowing us to expand the services we offer and strengthen our ability to use technology effectively to find better solutions for our clients,” said Steve Anderson, GISP, Director of Geospatial and Innovative Solutions at VHB. “Joining with Fountains Spatial aligns with VHB’s strategic priority to advance our technology capabilities to stay ahead of our clients’ challenges, particularly around urbanization.”
The Fountains Spatial team brings extensive project experience working with clients in local, state, and federal government organizations, the utility sector, not-for-profits and the private sector. As a 20-year Esri Business Partner, Fountains Spatial has extensive experience with Esri software and is at the forefront of the latest in technology developments. Fountains Spatial has provided essential geospatial services to counties and cities in New York including GIS needs assessments, parcel mapping, website application hosting and maintenance and training.
Fountains has worked closely with New York State agencies for many years to develop a significant number of public facing, enterprise applications such as the New York Cultural Resource Information System (NY CRIS), the Environmental Assessment Form (EAF), and the NYS Liquor Authority Mapping Program (LAMP). In addition, working with Esri, Fountains helped to design the State of New York’s Accident Location Information System (ALIS) and currently maintains and makes enhancements to the system.