About Urban GIS, Inc.

Urban GIS was established in the heart of Chicago, IL in 2007 by CEO Keith A. Searles to bridge the information gap amongst planners, designers, developers, and managers.
GIS represents a technological breakthrough in organizing and displaying spatial information, promoting better decision-making by planners, engineers, public officials, and communities who face increasingly complex demands upon their available resources.
We believe technology is a powerful instrument to improve communities and our planet. Since 2007, we have employed various methods to stretch the possibilities of geospatial technology, enabling our clients with answers to complex questions in a vast range of industries: urban ecosystems, water, infrastructure planning, economic development, public transit, public safety, and energy, to name a few.


Our Values


University Spirit

Unity through Diversity
Collective Goals
Working as One



Greatness Minded

Winning Attitude
Greatness Standard



Technologically & Socially Conscientious


Servants Heart

Customer Service


A Culture of Safety

We believe that everyone deserves to go home injury free. With that goal in mind, we are committed to a culture of safety backed by written safety plans, weekly safety tips, and investments in safety training and equipment. Together we can make safety a way of life, inside and outside the workplace

Ethical Business Practice

Committed to ethical business practice at the cornerstone of every action, we honor our agreements, adhere to regulations, and treat others with respect. For us, ethical business is an uncompromising requirement that underlies our employee and client relationships, and dictates our compensation and presentation in the marketplace.

Quality Products & Services

Understanding our quality—accuracy, consistency, reliability, and responsiveness—forms our clients’ experience and satisfaction, we are committed to delivering quality products and services. Our passionate team exhibits our commitment through dedication, training, development and a formalized improvement process.