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"A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and color show the realization of great dreams."

- Gilbert Grosvenor, Editor, National Geographic, 1903-1954

Company Profile

Ballard Park -- Jamestown/Newport Ferry -- Aquidneck Land Trust, RIMapping and Planning Services (MPS) provides

GIS management, planning and specialized GIS mapping services to the public, education, non-profit and private sectors.

MPS understands how to utilize GIS technology and geospatial data to support decision-making and data visualization to improve the operations and processes of government and business.

MPS received the ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award as part of it's support to the City of Cranston, Department of Public Works, RI - one of the regions most comprehensive municipal GIS development projects.

Special Advantages – Small Business; Woman-Owned

Mary F. Hutchinson, Principal founded MPS in 1990.  The consultancy is a small business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is certified as a minority-owned business enterprise in both Rhode Island (DBE) and Massachusetts (SOMWBA). MPS is available to federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private contractors that service these agencies. For more information:  info@mappingplanning.com


Ms Hutchinson directs all aspects of GIS project management, consulting, geospatial analyses, training and technical support. She has 30 years of professional experience in the GIS, planning and mapping industries, both in the United States and Australia. She is certified as a GIS Professional (GISP) and Mentor for students and young professionals by the GIS Certification Institute.

Hutchinson earned the Masters in Community Planning (MCP) from the University of Rhode Island and received the American Institute of Certified Planner’s (AICP) Outstanding Student Award. Undergraduate studies were completed at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia where she earned the Bachelor Applied Science (Cartography).

GIS Certification InstituteMary Hutchinson is a member of the RIGIS Executive Committee, American Planning Association (APA), North East ARC Users Group (NEARC), Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia (MSIA) and former director of New England Chapter of URISA.

As Planner and GIS Professional, Mary Hutchinson has been an active supporter of open space preservation efforts in Newport County and Rhode Island; as Past President of the Conanicut Island Land Trust (Jamestown), GIS Consultant and former Director of the Aquidneck Land Trust, the Rhode Island Land Trust Council, and Vice-Chairman, Jamestown Conservation Commission.

Hutchinson's planning work has received awards from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and American Planning Association (APA). As Cartographer, her maps have been recognized with professional awards and honored as limited editions.

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Last Updated: 6/12/2013