Decatur, AL – June 13, 2011 – Tom Counts, President and CEO of 3-GIS received the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber's 2011 Small Business Person of the Year. 3-GIS is a GIS software development and services company based in Decatur, Alabama.
Tom Counts, Jerry Golden, and Tommy Siniard, former employees together in Huntsville, launched 3-GIS LLC in 2006. Since then, it has grown to 29 employees, and on last week, Tom Counts, the company president, walked away with the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber's 2011 Small Business Person of the Year. Counts thanked Golden and Siniard, calling the two his brothers, as he accepted his award for Small Business Person of the Year.
Since 2006, 3-GIS has become a globetrotter, forming business relationships in places such as Spain, Dubai and the Caribbean. Counts has even met with high-ranking Russian officials, including the minister of energy, at the Kremlin to discuss defining a data model and data collection process in support of a smart grid for the country. Recently in Alabama, 3-GIS built a system to help map areas in Jefferson and Franklin counties devastated by the April 27 tornadoes, saving the Federal Emergency Management Agency weeks of survey work.
"We are the only people moving geospatial mapping to the internet right now. All that information is right there at your fingertips. I feel very optimistic about the future and way ahead of the competition." Tom Counts said, "This award is for us. It's amazing to see what we've achieved in just five short years."
3-GIS delivers innovative thin-client web-based solutions to companies worldwide in the Utilities, Telecommunications and Emergency Management markets. 3-GIS offers the Express Solution, an ArcGIS Server-based suite of thin-client asset management products and Command Center an Esri-enabled Operational Picture and Situational Awareness solution. 3-GIS proudly received the 2011 Esri Partner's Choice Award & the 2011 Esri Private Web Application Award. More and more companies are finding 3-GIS’ cost effective powerful applications simple to deploy and easy to use.
For more information, visit www.3-GIS.com.