StateLine GIS & Drone Services was started by Ryan Pettit in Crystal Lake Illinois to provide GIS services to organizations in McHenry County. Ryan is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and an Alumni of Iowa State University. He has 10 years of experience using GIS technology for transportation projects including draft environmental impact statements and asset inventory.
Ryan moved to the Chicago area in 2009 and was offered a position with an engineering firm. It was in working at this firm that he gained a his first experience using GIS for transportation projects. His ability to apply GIS technology for analytical purposes was instrumental in the development of draft environmental impact studies for two large proposed highway projects in Illinois. His efforts earned him a GIS Professional Certification (GISP) in 2013 and the opportunity to present at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting in Washington D.C. in 2014.
In 2017 Ryan became a stay at home parent but continued to do GIS work part time. He incorporated his business becoming StateLine GIS Inc. Shortly thereafter he decided to take the FAA Part 107 exam to become a certified remote pilot to add to the services he offered. He passed the exam in September of 2019.
Ryan has a sincere passion for GIS and Drone technology and enjoys implementing new technology and workflows to complete projects efficiently in order to keep costs to clients down. It is his pleasure to share with others how GIS technology can improve efficiency in organizations.