Turf Image


We specialize in the creation and customization of maps

Geospatial Products

Consulting to help build your GIS
Our products provide the opportunity to improve mapping capabilities. A strong basemap provides a strong foundation for geospatial projects. Our consulting team is known for providing cost effective Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Services (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), and Data Management Services (SDE). Our team provides geospatial solutions using GIS and GPS technology. The geospatial market is in its growth and recognition stage and we as a company are uniquely positioned to successfully create, maintain, and provide mapping solutions to our clients.

Our unique ability to create GIS data at a county or agency wide level and our successful track record in private and government offices makes us a desirable partner in geospatial projects. Our company’s products and services help define project goals by providing a stepping stone for geospatial project development.

Geospatial Information

Geospatial Solutions

Geospatial Solutions

Geospatial Solutions

Geospatial Solutions

Historical Scanning

Creating an archive for GIS Maps

Digitizing is the process by which coordinates from a map, image, or other sources of data are converted into a digital format in a GIS. This process becomes necessary when available data is gathered in formats that cannot be integrated with other GIS data.

Digitizing is the process of converting geographic features on a paper map into digital format. The x, y coordinates of point, line and polygon features are recorded and stored as the spatial data. The feature attributes are also recorded during the digitizing process. It is the most common and labor intensive method to create a spatial database. The method is used especially when existing maps are available as the source of data. Coordinates of point features, line features and polygon features are recorded by manually pointing or tracing, using a digitizer table and cursor. The cursor position is accurately measured, by the device in order to generate the coordinate data in digital form. Although digitizing is substituted by scanning, digitizing tablets are still used to convert existing maps and drawings into GIS.

One of the benefits of historical scanning and documentation is the ability to look at data and change over time. By comparing one year to the next correlation studies may be conducted to show the effects of change. Below is a project our company conducted by scanning and orthorectification aerial imagery from 1942-2000 to show the changes of lakes in Lake County, Florida for the Lake County Water Authority (LCWA).


Georeference As-Builts

Adding a coordinate reference

Georeferencing means that the internal coordinate system of a map or aerial photo image can be related to a ground system of geographic coordinates. Coordinate transforms are typically stored within the image file though there are many possible mechanisms to store georeferencing information. The most visible effect of georeferencing is that GIS software can show ground coordinates such as latitude/longitude and also measure ground distances and areas.

In other words, Georeferencing means to associate something with locations in physical space. The term is commonly used in the geographic information systems field to describe the process of associating a physical map or raster image of a map with spatial locations. Georeferencing may be applied to any kind of object or structure that can be related to a geographical location, such as points of interest, roads, places, bridges, or buildings. Geographic locations are most commonly represented using a coordinate reference system, which in turn can be related to a geodetic reference system such as WGS-84.

Orthorectification is the process of removing the effects of image perspective tilt and relief terrain effects for the purpose of creating a planimetrically correct image. The resultant orthorectification has a constant scale wherein features are represented in their 'true' positions. Our company provides scanning, referencing and orthorectification or historical maps and imagery.

Environmental Research

Scientific Data Collection Services & Mapping
Environmental Research Monitoring encompasses various aspects of hydrology, biology, chemistry, and environmental issues like climate change, conservation, groundwater and soil contamination, use of natural resources, pollution and waste management.

Environmental monitoring is really why geospatial technology exists today. NASA research teams used satellite imagery to detect the global changes in climate, land and oceans. Over the years geospatial technology has become more accurate and widely available allowing for more extensive scientific research protects. GIS and GPS technology provides a platform for conducted field research and land stewardship while making maps for documentation and compliance.

Our team has partnered with a variety of experts to produce a variety of environmental maps and products...

GIS Products

Our company provides the following products


  • Land Use Inventories
  • Biological Assessment
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Land Stewardship Plans
  • Vegetation Classification
  • Endangered Species Habitat
  • Conservation Grazing Plans

Geospatial Solutions

Golf Course Mapping

Best Management Practices

Golf courses are often criticized for adversely affecting the environment, but a well-managed, properly irrigated golf course can benefit the environment and the surrounding community in a variety of ways.

Best Management Practices (BMPs) and new technologies are available that offer course management staff an opportunity to reduce wastes while saving money and improving efficiency.

By practicing waste minimization you can improve your bottom line while keeping a course evenly green and well managed. Using Turf Image Products will help..

  1. Reduce the use of chemicals
  2. Minimize the expense of waste disposal
  3. Reduce the exposure to hazardous materials
  4. Reduce the threat of product liability
  5. Maximize compliance with environmental regulations
  6. Minimize impacts on the environment

Geospatial Solutions - Best Geospatial Applications of 2003
Turf Image Golf Course Mapping

Turf Image Maps

Golf Course Mapping Products

During application, using Turf Image products help pinpoint geographically what types of materials need to be used and how much of each chemical mix should be applied. By saving water and chemicals Turf Image products help cut a few strokes of the cost of course management.

Geospatial Solutions

Geospatial Solutions

Satellite Imagery

GIS Basemap Imagery

Our company is an outside sales force for the leading providers of high resolution LiDAR data, Aerial Imagery and Satellite Imagery. As an outside sales force we are able to provide the lowest cost for geospatial data.

Our company is a Charter Club member of the highest resolution commercial satellite available in today’s market, the QuickBird satellite managed by DigitalGlobe. We are considered the Satellite Imagery Ambassador to Monterey County for DigitalGlobe. As a provider of high-resolution satellite imagery, our company provides georeferencing and orthorectification of imagery for a variety of clients, both public and private.

Turf Image has created a partnership with a variety of professionals to offer you the lowest costs for the best available geospatial data. Define your project area, send us a shapefile & we'll make available an ArcGIS Ready Basemap

LiDAR Elevation Data

High Resolution LiDAR Mapping

LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth.

  • New Satellite Tasking
  • Order from Image Libraries
  • Multi Spectral
  • Panchromatic Imagery
  • True Color
  • Color Infrared (NIR)
  • Compressed JPEG 2000
  • ArcGIS Ready GeoData


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