GIS Planning

GIS Planning

Intuitive online GIS data software for site selection and business retention/ expansion

Alissa Sklar, MA, Ph.D., VP Marketing


The inventor of online GIS data tools for economic development organizations, GIS Planning’s technology is recognized as the industry standard, currently serving five Canadian provinces, 6 out of 10 Americans (including 30 statewide economic development organizations), Switzerland, several counties in the UK, Murcia (Spain), Bordeaux (France), Dusseldorf (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Italy, Kyiv (Ukraine), Latvia, Poland, Finland, Mexico, Panama, and more. Economic developers choose ZoomProspector Enterprise (GIS site selection software) and our six stand-alone Intelligence Components for the outstanding range and depth of current data, analytical tools, ease of use, mobile optimization, and seamless integration with organizational websites. Showing off the most important features of your location is easier than ever with our powerful, new cloud-based ZoomTour software. Add text, images, video, maps and data to build interactive tours on any theme you like, from your region’s industrial parks to talent attraction to your tourist top 10s – or whatever else you’d like to explore. Our clients enjoy exceptional client services and marketing support. A service from the Financial Times, GIS Planning provides best-in-class corporate site selection technology and on-going innovation.


Canada, United States, Europe, Latin America

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Articles by GIS Planning:

How COVID-19 Permanently Digitized Site Selection

IT & Website Design, Newsletters for Municipalities, Planning & Economic Development

Thursday, October, 28th, 2021

Have you ever had a meal, gone on a date, or enjoyed a vacation so good it made you never want to repeat the lower quality experiences you’ve had in the past? Why would you want to eat bad food, …

New! Drive time data for cars, trucks, walk time on ZoomProspector

Communications, IT & Website Design, Planning & Economic Development, Roads and Transportation

Monday, September, 27th, 2021

We’re thrilled to introduce yet another new feature on ZoomProspector: adjustable drive time analysis for cars, trucks and walking. This is a game-changer for prospective investors who need to assess transportation logistics, commute times and travel distances for target clients …

How ZoomProspector makes you look like an economic development rockstar

Communications, IT & Website Design, Planning & Economic Development

Monday, September, 20th, 2021

GIS Planning’s clients range from small towns with a single economic development person (who often also handles duties at the chamber, the city manager’s office etc.) to large cities or regional and statewide economic development agencies with large staffs. But …

Success Story:

The City of Spruce Grove provides data from the tools to those needing demographic and business-related information. The Intelligence Components provide a quick snapshot of the demographic profile of Spruce Grove using attractive infographics. The information is thorough and can be easily navigated.

Karla Gould, Economic Development Specialist – Industrial, explained, "We use the data ourselves for marketing and promotion, to develop strategies, and provide our elected officials with the information they need to make informed decisions. The site locator tool allows realtors and prospective investors to create a customized list of properties. I personally use the site locator tool to identify clusters and identify key sectors.

It’s important for economic developers to understand the demographics of the community they represent and have a strong handle on the business environment. Collecting this information can be extremely time-consuming and expensive and, to be useful, requires frequent updates. The GISPlanning tools effectively and efficiently provide much of this information. The data is kept current so you can always be confident that the information you share is relevant." Read more here: