CAI Technologies (CAI) in Littleton, a municipal mapping and geographic information system services company has acquired GIS Mapping & Analysis (GISMA) in Portland, Maine.
Founded in 1985 as Cartographic Associates, Inc, CAI has grown to serve nearly 400 local, regional and state governments throughout New England and New York. According to a statement from CAI, this acquisition will add a significant presence for CAI in the greater Portland area, providing consulting and development services to area municipalities and utilities and greatly expanding online consulting and implementation opportunities.
GISMA founder Thomas Burns says when he first discovered GIS, he was interested in how data made visual could result in better decision-making in the public realm. “Having had the opportunity to evolve with some of southern Maine’s communities in how to use spatial information to better serve the public, I wanted to ensure that work could continue well into the future. Although I have no plans to retire, I realize that the scale and expertise I found with CAI Technologies will give my existing clients the best chance to continue our work.”
“We are excited about this acquisition and pleased that Tom has agreed to join the CAI team” says Franco Rossi, president of CAI Technologies. “His wealth of knowledge will enhance our already strong GIS capabilities and will serve to ensure that his clients continue to receive the level of service and expertise to which they are accustomed.”