Hiring a GIS consultant is often
the best option for organizations interested in developing a GIS.
Consultants have expertise in all the technical aspects involved
with GIS implementation. Many times it is more cost effective to
hire a consultant than to become self-educated on all aspects of
There are numerous companies and
organizations around the world that provide GIS consulting services
and spatial data. The World Wide Web is a phenomenal source for
locating these companies and discovering what services they provide.
Listed below is a sample of some companies that provide global spatial
data and/or GIS consulting