AMI Welcomes Steve Long as Company’s Newest GPS/GIS Specialist

St. Marys, GA — July 18, 2005 — Jacksonville-based Applied Mapping, Inc. (AMI) is pleased to welcome Steve Long as the company’s newest geographic information system (GIS) specialist. Long also specializes in gathering global positioning system (GPS) information.

Bringing 20 years of experience in maps and charts, and 15 years of GPS experience to his position with AMI, Long is part of the company’s project team currently mapping the City of St. Marys, Georgia for the creation of its own GIS. His primary responsibilities include fieldwork and data collection and evaluation, which will allow the city the ability to access comprehensive information about its infrastructure with the click of a mouse.

“Steve’s vast knowledge and technical experience is a great benefit to our valued clients,” said Greg Clary, founder and president of Applied Mapping, Inc. “He is a very dedicated person, and he works with the precision needed to efficiently and accurately complete every task. We are very pleased to have him on board, as well as working on such an important project as the City of St. Marys.”

Prior to joining AMI, Long worked as a middle school assistant teacher, GIS specialist and staff navigator. He is a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, having specialized in marine navigation. His experience charting and mapping military cruises, maintaining GPS equipment and performing safe navigational functions serves well his position with AMI. Other areas of expertise include: Utilities mapping, communications and quality management instruction. 

“AMI is an outstanding company,” said Steve Long, GIS/GPS specialist for Applied Mapping, Inc. “Everyone is highly skilled in their jobs, and our projects are completed by teams that run like well-oiled machines. Not only is AMI a great, family-friendly company, St. Marys also is a very friendly environment. It’s a great small town that is going to explode with growth. It’s definitely a great place to work and raise a family.”

A native of Nebraska, and a resident of Florida since 1981, Long has made St. Marys his home for the past four years. In addition to golfing and spending family time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their four children, Long also is focused on continuing his education. Currently, he is earning a Bachelor of Science degree — majoring in Education, Training and Development — at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, in residence at Naval Station Mayport.

Since 1997, Applied Mapping, Inc. (AMI) has been dedicated to offering comprehensive data management services and a variety of customized software products and services. Through the implementation of cutting-edge geographic information system (GIS) technology and the application of the geo-spatial sciences, AMI saves clients valuable time and money, giving them a distinct advantage in their overall management processes and decision making.

AMI’s team of technical professionals is highly skilled in bringing clients a new world of information to visually market and sell products and services with positive results. The company specializes in: Political, Demographic and Asset Mapping; GIS Development and Consulting; Facilities and Property Management; Real Estate Mapping; Fire & Rescue and Crime Mapping; Consulting, Product Sales and Software Program Training.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, AMI’s St. Marys office is located at 115 Industrial Drive, Suite E. AMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clary & Associates, Inc., the industry leader for professional surveying and mapping services. For information about AMI, please call (904) 292-2001 or visit online at