GIS Analyst II

Western Land Services, Inc.
Ludington, MI
Added: January 24, 2024

GIS Analysts utilize GIS data from a variety of sources for an assortment of applications across a multitude of industries (Oil & Gas, Renewables, Pipeline, Real Estate, etc.); maintain spatial data/ web applications using ESRI ArcGIS and Geocortex software; perform spatial analysis support; produce reports and maps for internal and client use.


  • Spatially locate, map, and attribute parcels, leases, drilling units, easements, surface agreements, pipeline routes, etc. across the country using legal descriptions, metes & bounds, etc.
  • Research or create spatial constraints and apply such criteria to a search for suitable project site locations.
  • Interpret courthouse documentation (leases, deeds, assignments, unit declarations, releases, amendments, extensions, ownership reports, right of way agreements).
  • Obtain data from a variety of non-GIS sources and incorporate that data into a GIS project.
  • Utilize data to create accurate, inclusive reports and high quality maps tailored to project and client driven needs.
  • Convert data between various file types.
  • Georeference tax maps, warrant maps, historic farm maps, as-built surveys, and other materials to digitize subject matter.
  • Research and navigate various county, state, federal, and third party resources / websites to support daily tasks.
  • Develop basic web maps and workflows using Geocortex & ESRI based software.
  • Provide mapping support to clients, project managers, title examiners, land agents, lease analysts, and others on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to prioritize & multi-task incoming requests, as well as maintain ongoing professional communication with project stakeholders.
  • Apply best practices towards data management and organization.
  • Quickly and effectively shifts gears to meet changing business requirements.


  • 3-5 years’ experience and/or coursework in mapping and GIS software, preferably ArcGIS.
  • Experience with ESRI Portal strongly preferred.
  • Experience with online mapping solutions like GeoCortex and ArcGIS Online.
  • Strong FME experience
  • Familiarity with basic cartographic principles.
  • Familiarity with Geodatabase design, structure, and management.
  • Oil & Gas and/or renewables experience preferred.
  • Deed Plotting / Metes & Bounds
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must possess strong computer, communication, and problem solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.