LIVERMORE FALLS- Tim Gallant has been hired by Main-Land Development Consultants as the firm’s first Geographic Information Systems (GIS) coordinator.
Gallant, 29, is a native of Rumford who graduated from Mountain Valley High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from the University of Maine in 2002.
He recently returned to the region from southern Maine, where he worked at Corner Post Land Surveying, Inc. in Springvale as a Survey Project Manager. He now lives in Wayne with his wife, Heather.
As the GIS Coordinator at Main-Land, Gallant is responsible for creating, analyzing, organizing and managing the GIS data collected for clients and by other parties in preparation for presentation to local planning boards
and state agencies and use by Main-Land’s team of engineers.
He also works under the firm’s licensed surveyors to perform all aspects of land surveying, as well as wetlands delineation.
Many Maine municipalities are now utilizing GIS to map a myriad of features of the town, including road networks, zoning overlays, water/sewer infrastructure and the state’s GIS office currently catalogs spatial maps of Maine’s traits from topography to wetlands to wildlife habitats.
By adding a GIS division to the firm, Main-Land can now utilize those existing maps to quickly gather data for client projects without ever leaving the office.
“Having on-site GIS capabilities is a huge asset to us because in a faster, more cost-efficient way than ever before, we are able to provide our clients with more information about their land. As a result, our clients can be better educated about the limitations and opportunities for developing their site in a responsible, effective manner, ” said Darryl Brown, president of Main-Land Development Consultants. “It is also helpful to our engineers because they are now able to design projects with a much deeper understanding of the characteristics of the client’s land. We’re excited to have Tim join our team and help integrate this powerful
technology into everything we do.”
Main-Land Development Consultants has been providing land use planning services including surveying, soils testing, mapping, engineering, permitting and wastewater design to both public and private projects throughout western Maine and beyond since 1974. The company, now in its 35th year, is based in Livermore Falls and can be found online at www.main-landdevelopment.com. For more information, call (207) 897- 6752.