The Sidwell Company creates geographic information systems, consisting of data, hardware, software and implementation services for county and municipal government clients. Through Sidwell s parcel-based mapping approach, multiple layers of mapped information can be built and overlaid on a common framework to create an effective, multi-application GIS to support a variety of local government functions. Map creation and data conversion at Sidwell are performed through a combination of techniques, including digitizing functions, coordinate geometry and precision input. The use of topology and integrated relational databases offers query and analysis capabilities to assist GIS users with decision-making tasks. Sidwell delivers open-system GIS solutions in a variety of platforms that support a number of relational database formats. Through the company s business partner and value-added reseller relationship with Environmental Systems Research, Sidwell is able to provide a range of hardware and software products, and provide an array of turnkey system solutions.