About The CEDRA Corporation

"Heavy Truck, Wide Load Routing, Albany, New York"

"Heavy Truck, Wide Load Routing, Albany, New York"


The CEDRA Corporation offers Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based software for mapping, civil engineering design and modeling, surveying and database maintenance applications. CEDRA’s AVseriesTM suite of software operates directly within Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) GIS software (ArcGIS® 9.x and 10.x), thus eliminating the need to switch back and forth between various software packages. CEDRA software is developed entirely in-house and marketed worldwide to public works agencies, tax assessors, utilities, municipalities and private sector companies.

Complementing CEDRA's Software Development Division is CEDRA's Professional Services Division which has performed consulting projects throughout the U.S. and specializes in developing, populating and maintaining GIS databases, commonly referred to as data capture and maintenance. CEDRA's Professional Services Division offers consulting services for a multitude of applications. These applications can pertain to assisting clients implement CEDRA software or can be totally non-CEDRA software related consulting projects. CEDRA staff is highly proficient in GIS Analysis, Data Capture, Data Conversion, Map Production, Routing and Custom Application Development be it Desktop or Server based.

As an authorized Esri business partner and reseller, CEDRA has a long history in the use and application of Esri’s GIS suite of software. CEDRA has been involved in developing software and implementing solutions based upon Esri’s software since 1987.

CEDRA’s GIS based software provides the user: CAD, COGO, Deed Transcription, Parcel Mapping, Surveying, Contouring, Traverse Adjustment, Cross-Section and Profile Stripping/Plotting, Stakeout data, Roadway Design, Earthwork Calculations, Site Development, Plan and Profile Drawing Assembly, Sanitary, Storm, Combined Sewer Modeling, Water Distribution Modeling, Data Editing/Maintenance and DXF export functionality all within Esri’s ArcGIS software environment. This software provides Surveyors, Civil Engineers, Map Producers, Assessors and those involved with Utilities (sewer, water, gas, oil, electric, etc.) a wide range of functionality operating on the Esri ArcGIS platform.

CEDRA’s Professional Services Division, comprised of a number of civil engineers, is highly specialized in developing water, wastewater and storm sewer databases and converting existing information (digital and non-digital) into Esri's GIS format. CEDRA also has experience in developing databases for other types of utilities such as electrical, oil and natural gas pipeline facilities.

Typical CEDRA conversion projects involve taking surveyed field information in conjunction with design or as-built drawings and developing specific types of databases, such as street centerlines and rights-of-way, parcels, easements, sewer, water, storm water and other types of utilities. Each of these databases then serve as individual layers which are used to create specific types of maps and digital models. Custom mapping, querying and viewing software is then developed to enable the client to interact with the databases in a desktop or web based environment.

As a privately held corporation CEDRA is able pursue development and services projects that are aligned with its corporate goals and needs of its clients. CEDRA's software development work is primarily oriented towards the surveying, mapping, civil engineering and data management fields. The services which CEDRA offers has been primarily oriented in data capture, data maintenance and custom application development.

During the last few years, however, CEDRA has expanded its scope of services to include routing and network analysis. CEDRA's work with the New York State Energy and Research Agency (NYSERDA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has involved developing intelligent 3D GIS based roadway networks which can be used for routing heavy and wide load vehicles as well as fuel efficiency analysis.

CEDRA has formed strategic business relationships with Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. and Terrametrix, LLC who offer field collection services for pavements and street assets, respectively. Both firms are leaders in their respective fields and have performed projects worldwide. CEDRA partners with these firms in developing and implementing Pavement Management and Asset Inventory Systems which are integrated with a municipalities GIS.

A case study describing the types of services CEDRA provides can be found by clicking on this link. This case study illustrates how CEDRA software and consulting services are employed in asset collection and asset inventory implementation.

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