Ellis GeoSpatial is committed to providing clients with timely and cost-effective images, maps, and databases for environmental, engineering, and geologic applications. The company acquires new & archived data, processes imagery, derives new maps, attaches metadata, and builds ready-to-use GIS databases.
The company uses Harris ENVI 5.1 and Hexagon ERDAS Imagine 2014 image-processing software, ESRI ArcGIS 10.2 GIS with 3D Analyst & Spatial Analyst extensions, and Global Mapper software. Interpreting geology and environmental conditions, documenting change, building robust GIS databases,and modelling drainage from DEMs are typical projects.
James Ellis, Ph.D in Geology and Principal, has 34 years of global experience imaging and mapping environments and geology.
Business moved to Western New York in July 2015.
State of California Professional Geologist - Certificate No. 7391
Ellis GeoSpatial is a certified Small Business (OSBCR # 29164) in the State of California and a Veteran-Owned Small Business (Vietnam Era)
Registered with Federal Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the new Federal "SAM". See Ellis GeoSpatial profile by entering company DUNS Number 109508239 https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/
Diablo Valley College (DVC), Pleasant Hill, CA
"Introduction to Remote Sensing" Fall 2015 Semester
Geog 160 - 4 credits CSU - Using ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS 10.2,
Fusion (Lidar) & Google Earth
15 Students Enrolled - Finished on 14 Dec 2015
16 unique labs on Mondays 6-9 PM in a 30-seat Computer Room
150 students have completed this hands-on course since 2006
For more Info on DVC's GPS & GIS Certificate Program, go to
Recent Interactive DVD Publications from SEPM:
Evaluating Water-Depth Variation and Mapping Depositional Facies on Great Bahama Bank - A "Flat-Topped" Isolated Carbonate Platform
Mitch Harris, Sam Purkis, and James Ellis, 2014, Short Course Notes No. 56, 2-DVD set containing research paper, GIS database, satellite imagery, DEM, GeoPDFs, and GoogleEarth files. ISBN: 978-56576-333-3. $34.00
Analogs for Carbonate Deposition in Early Rift Settings
Mitch Harris, James Ellis, and Sam Purkis, 2012, Short Course Notes No. 55, 2-DVD set containing research paper, GIS database, satellite imagery, DEM, GeoPDFs, GoogleEarth, and Animations. ISBN: 978-1-56576-316-6. $34.00
Houston Geological Society Presentation 24 May 2014:
Delineating and Quantifying Depositional Facies Patterns of Modern Carbonate Sand Deposits, GBB
Mitch Harris, James Ellis, and Sam Purkis, 2010, Short Course Notes No. 54, 2-DVD set containing research paper, GIS database, satellite imagery, DEMs, GeoPDFs, GoogleEarth, ArcGIS Explorer, and Animations. ISBN: 978-1-56576-301-2 $34.00
Satellite Imagery, Visualization and Geologic Interpretation of the Exumas, Great Bahamas Bank (GBB)
Mitch Harris and James Ellis, 2009, Short Course Notes No. 53, 2-DVD set containing research paper, GIS database, satellite imagery, DEM, GeoPDFs, GoogleEarth, and Animations. ISBN: 978-1-56576-198-8 $34.00
ESRI 2013 PUG Gallery Poster on Remote Sensing and GIS of Analog Rift Settings
ESRI 2010 PUG Gallery Poster on Remote Sensing and ArcGIS Mapping in the Bahamas
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