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ABOUT Global Positions

Mapping and GIS


We love maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).   We specialize in providing custom GIS solutions for businesses, universities, schools, organizations, and individuals.  Our understanding of geospatial technologies and our proven problem-solving skills will help you achieve your vision.  Global Positions, LLC is located in Bozeman, Montana (USA) and was founded in 1997. Our mapping firm can help you with project management, field data collection, education/training, spatial analysis, cartographic design, and GIS Implementation - anywhere in the world. 

Award from National Science Foundation


Global Positions Receives Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award  from the National Science Foundation.   Global Positions, LLC, Jere P. Folgert, Principal Investigator, won an NSF SBIR.  The goal : facilitate the visualization of air pollution, though GIS, modeling and data automation.  Using numerical models and GIS-based computation an internet-based simulator would be made available to schools and universities studying the dynamic nature of airborne pollution. The resulting internet based IGPPS system included a carefully designed Internet-based interface, a powerful air-pollution model and GIS. The goal of this workbench of tools is to be an effective teaching tool allowing "what-if" scenarios to be easily modeled and visualized. 

Jere Folgert - Owner


“Mr. Jere Folgert, founder,  has over twenty-nine (29) years of experience in geographic information systems (GIS), computer programming, database design, and cartographic design. He has created award-winning maps, has been awarded the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award by the National Science Foundation and is considered an expert GIS technician. He has served as project manager and GIS analyst on a wide variety of projects ranging from numerical modeling, pollution simulators, environmental mapping, enhanced 9-1-1 implementation and complete GIS turn-key projects. His expertise is in developing GIS solutions, providing GIS training, and integrating geospatial data for the purpose of spatial analysis, and display.  Mr. Folgert has a Masters of Science Degree in GIS and is a member of the General Council at the University of Edinburgh, Great Britain. Jere Folgert has been working with GIS and ESRI software since 1988, specializing in problem-solving, training, and GIS services for smaller organizations that prefer a personal approach.   Mr. Folgert became an ESRI-certified instructor in 1999.  He now provides professional ArcGIS Desktop Training through  He has provided professional GIS training to people in over fifty (50) countries around the world, including personnel at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Prentice Hall Publishing, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Weather Service (NWS), USDA NRCS, Adventure Travel Company, United Parcel Service (UPS), University Professors, private industry, State and County governments.”



GIS Services : Global Positions, LLC  has extensive experience providing GIS support services for a broad range of clients.   We specialize in developing customized GIS solutions to match our clients' unique needs.  We believe in the efficiencies that GIS provides and seek to enable organizations, both public and private, to enhance their current enterprises through the effective use of GIS.     We aim to reduce the headaches that often accompany the implementation of new technology by working closely with our clients to develop common-sense applications of GIS. 













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Global Positions, LLC is a Montana-based Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Firm.  Our KnowGIS Training Series for ArcGIS Desktop is being used in over 50 countries around the world.   We've Created Award Winning Maps and Received the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award  from National Science Foundation.   Global Positions, LLC was granted Exemption 13707 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Commercially Operate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS in the USA) to Conduct Aerial Photography, Spatial Data Collection for Mapping and GIS, Academic Research, and Video Capture. 




P.O. Box 6056  *  Bozeman, MT  * 59771


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