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RAY CARLSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.

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Address

411 Russell Avenue
Santa Rosa
CA, 95403
United States
Phone
(707) 528-7649
Fax
(707) 571-5541
Primary
Cindee Nelson

About Us

One of the great advantages Ray Carlson and Associates, Inc. has to offer prospective clients, is our vast knowledge of the land in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

We have been surveying and mapping these areas since 1976. 

What does that mean to you? It means that we already have records and knowledge of over 3,000 land parcels. We know original survey lines and monuments used by previous surveyors, we have great rapport with the necessary agencies to complete and record a survey, and we stay on the leading edge of surveying technology to ensure you the highest possible professional service.  

We have a deep connection with, and respect for the land.

Ray Carlson grew up in Booneville, surrounded by the beauty of the land in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. He cares for the land and he cares for the communities that make their home on those lands. 

Consulting Services  

WE OFFER YOU 

Savings of Time and Money - Our thorough and efficient services, attention to detail, and our excellent rapport with public agencies let you maintain better control of your project and reduce costly oversights. 

Risk Prevention - Accuracy is the foundation of our work. That accuracy and attention to detail ensures your protection against unnecessary complications and exposure during property transactions and development. 

Reliability- Our years of experience, our vast library of previously surveyed parcels, and our reputation for integrity, make us an extremely reliable member of your project team. 

Innovation- Our up-to-date and innovative surveying methods bring you the best the surveying world has to offer.

 

What we offer


LIST OF GIS

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VINEYARD CONSULTING SERVICES

 

 

Vine Mapping & Exact Counts

Site Assessment for Sale & Purchase

Vineyard Development Planning & Layout

Aerial Photography Current & Historical

Infrared & NDVI Application

Survey-Grade GPS

Custom Appellation Mapping

3D Fly-through Movies

Custom Database Creation

Data Conversion & Consolidation

Hundreds of mapping layers

Land Development Coordination

Vineyard Supply Ordering, Estimated Within 2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer many different vineyard services including professional land surveying
Custom AVA Map Russian River
Custom Appellation Map Williams Selyem
Custom Appellation Map Napa County
Visualizing Vineyard Data in GoogleEarth - Vine Level Mapping of vineyard blocks and detailed database records.
Visualizing Vineyard Irrigation Data in GoogleEarth - Vine Level Mapping of vineyard blocks and GPS located irrigation features.
Estero Ranch Demo
Estero Ranch Demo
3D Google Earth flythrough of Sonoma County property for Century21 Bundesen. GIS layers added -contours, buildings, assessor parcel, creeks,etc...
Hall Ranch 3D Flythru
Hall Ranch 3D Flythru
Hall Ranch 3D Flythru
Ray Carlson & Associates Video Branding: Benziger
Ray Carlson & Associates Video Branding: Benziger
Ray Carlson & Associates use 3-D Fly-through video to provide a helicopter-like tour of your property. Using a GoogleEarth 3-D model of the world as a base, we then add personalized mapping (GIS), logos, pictures, text and narration. You can even watch a sunset. We deliver a movie format file for use on web page, phonesPDA, kiosk, PowerPoint presentations, staff training, and education.
Ray Carlson & Associates Video Branding: Kobrand
Ray Carlson & Associates Video Branding: Kobrand
This 3D Google Earth Flythru with winemaker videos is a shortened version of a full video commissioned by Kobrand Corporation for a wine sales presentation to MGM in Las Vegas.

News Archive


Estero Ranch in Bodega Bay 3D Flythrough
28 August, 2017

Watch this 3D flythrough of Estero Ranch in Bodega Bay, CA from Ray Carlson & Associates, Inc. 


Hall Ranch Uses GIS Vineyard & Winery Imaging
25 July, 2017

Make your content visual! We use 3-D Fly-through video to provide a helicopter-like tour of your property and illustrate your unique story like never before. We use GoogleEarth 3-D model of the world as a base, then add personalized mapping (GIS), logos, pictures, text and narration. You can even watch a sunset. We deliver a movie format file for use on web page, phonesPDA, kiosk, PowerPoint presentations, staff training and education, posting to Facebook, Linkedin, blogs and other social media. We do not use a template – our designs are custom fit to message and content and complete image.

Watch Hall Ranch's 3D Flythru!


40 Monumental Years!
14 September, 2016

Celebrating 40 years of business! Pictured below Ray Carlson & his partner Art Gambini. 

Ray Carlson and Associates, Inc. has been surveying and mapping the North Bay since 1976. As a premier land consulting firm located in Santa Rosa, we offer a vast knowledge and keen understanding of the land throughout Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

With knowledge and records of over 4,000 land parcels, we know original survey lines and monuments used by previous surveyors and we have a great rapport and history with other agencies in order to complete your project. At Ray Carlson & Associates, we are always on the leading edge of surveying technology to ensure the highest possible professional service.

Our innovative approach to surveying includes being the first surveying firm in Sonoma County to own Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) equipment. Our Geographic Information System (GIS) is so powerful it can track your land in layers; from where you buried your irrigation systems to the type of vines in a vineyard and can even include a report of the yield per field.

We are a dedicated team of professionals tuned into the land and the communities upon it. We invite you to make Ray Carlson and Associates your professional choice for all your GIS data management and surveying projects.

Think we can help you? Contact us today!


Protecting Your Estate?
04 August, 2016

Planning your estate to save your heirs money and avoid court battles? Do you know the full potential of your property?


The GIS Advantage
14 July, 2016

The GIS Advantage

The Ray Carlson & Associates, Inc. business model includes an experienced GIS division which serves to enhance the company’s leadership position among land surveying companies. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a blending of software, hardware, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Layers and tables of information are combined to provide a framework in order to plan, model and make better decisions. Your purpose dictates which layers of information are used.

Internally our GIS Division tracks all jobs through a customized GIS enabled database which allows for increased data access, tracking of submittals and efficiency among adjacent jobs with the integration of thousands of job records. As GIS improves our surveying, so the combination of high precision GPS and land expertise of our surveying professional counterparts allows us to, in turn, to be considered uniquely advantageous among GIS consultants.

In addition to supporting surveying and mapping services, GIS at Ray Carlson and Associates, Inc. offers considerable benefits to vineyard owners. GIS brings a series of new and highly innovative technologies to industry and agriculture for work planning, inventory control, and site analysis solutions. With seasoned vineyard and certified GIS professionals, we have started from the ground up to build the only verifiable vineyard mapping system.

List of G.I.S. Vineyard Consulting Services

  • Vineyard As-Built Mapping to the Vine Level
  • Site Assessment for Sale & Purchase
  • Vineyard Development Planning & Layout
  • Aerial Photography – Current & Historical
  • Infrared & NDVI Application
  • Survey-Grade GPS
  • Custom Appellation Mapping
  • 3-D Fly-through Movies
  • Custom Database Creation
  • Data Conversion & Consolidation
  • Hundreds of Mapping Layers
  • Training and Continuing Support

List of G.I.S. Winery Consulting Services

  • Documenting Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Vineyard As-Built Mapping (to the Vine Level)
  • Irrigation and Drainage As-Built
  • Site Assessment for Sale & Purchase
  • Vineyard Data for Regulatory Compliance
  • Vineyard Development Planning & Layout
  • Aerial Photography – Current & Historical
  • Infrared & NDVI Applications
  • Custom Appellation Mapping
  • 3-D Fly-through Movies
  • Custom Database Creation
  • Data Conversion & Consolidation
  • Hundreds of Mapping Layers
  • Training and Continuing Support

When to call us:

  • Making important management decisions that depend on accurate information.
  • Planning your estate
  • Buying, selling, or changing use of property or dividing into parcels.
  • Developing a vineyard or farm for maximum yield and/or demonstrating good land use.
  • Prior to construction of any improvement.
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Mapping a Better World
25 May, 2016

Why Ray Carlson and Associates, Inc. should be who you choose to survey your land ... 

Savings of Time and Money

Our thorough and efficient services, attention to detailed requirements and our excellent rapport with public agencies let you maintain better control of your project and reduce costly oversights.

Risk Prevention

Accuracy is the foundation of our work. That accuracy and attention to detail ensures your protection against unnecessary complications and exposure during property transactions and development.

Reliability

Our years of experience, vast library of previously surveyed parcels, and reputation for integrity make us an extremely reliable member of your project team.

Innovation

Our up-to-date and innovative surveying methods bring you the best the surveying world has to offer.

  • Research
  • Project Management

    Our project management expertise makes real estate transactions easier and potentially more successful. Over the years we have worked with many realtors and their clients. Our goal is to help you increase sales and offer the best service possible to your clients.

  • Expert Witness
  • Data Collection & Management
  • Specialized Services

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Ray Carlson and Associates, Inc. offers considerable benefits to vineyard owners
14 August, 2015

Our Geographic Information System (GIS) is so powerful it can track your land in layers; from where you buried your irrigation systems to the type of vines in a vineyard and can even include a report of the yield per field.

In addition to supporting surveying and land mapping services, GIS at Ray Carlson and Associates, Inc. offers considerable benefits to vineyard owners. GIS brings a series of new and highly innovative technologies to industry and agriculture for work planning, inventory control, and site analysis solutions. With seasoned vineyard and certified GIS professionals, we have started from the ground up to build the only verifiable vineyard mapping system.

When to call us:

  • Making important management decisions that depend on accurate information.
  • Buying, selling, or changing use of property or dividing into parcels.
  • Developing a vineyard or farm for maximum yield and/or demonstrating good land use.
  • Prior to construction of any improvement.

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Benefits and Value of Video Branding
24 June, 2015

Make your content visual. Use 3-D Fly-through video to provide a helicopter-like tour of your property and illustrate your unique story like never before. We use GoogleEarth 3-D model of the world as a base, then add personalized mapping (GIS), logos, pictures, text and narration. You can even watch a sunset. We deliver a movie format file for use on web page, phonesPDA, kiosk, PowerPoint presentations, staff training and education, posting to Facebook, Linkedin, blogs and other social media. We do not use a template – our designs are custom fit to message and content and complete image.

Benefits and Value:

  • Show an in-depth report visually representing information in a more meaningful and useful format
  • Increase distributorship sales
  • Set yourself apart from the competition
  • Create a better understanding/relationship with client
  • Increase direct sales by branding your locale
  • Tell your story better and put your clients there, wherever they are in the world.

Example Uses:

  • Marketing and educating wine clients and/or distributors
  • Train staff to understand and sell more products.
  • Selling Real-Estate
  • Illustrate sun exposure of house or vineyard site(s) with actual sunrise/sunset location or animation, viewshed(s), etc.
  • Public forum presentations for development and approval
  • Social Media Content

To see some video branding examples, click here


Don't overpay for flood insurance
04 November, 2013

Many land owners have received notices requiring them to obtain FEMA Elevation Certificates for their property. This is due to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which requires significant reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program.

Even worse, many landowners are overpaying for flood insurance because of assumptions made about their property’s position in a flood zone. Obtaining an accurate Elevation Certificate can permanently reclassify all or part of your property’s structures or assets out of specific flood zones, which would save you on insurance costs. Of course, not every property benefits from reduced insurance costs, but many do.

Ray Carlson & Associates, Inc. is offering free quotes and quick turnaround times for Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa properties in need of Elevation Certificates. 

Call us for your free quote today!

(707)528-7649


Ray Carlson Elected to National Office
28 August, 2013

As a reflection of his continued efforts to make a difference in the lives of children and communities across the nation, Ray Carlson has been elected as trustee on the board of directors with the National Exchange Club Foundation. This recent honor exemplifies his ongoing efforts to give back, in every way he can, to the communities he touches.

We at Ray Carlson & Associates, Inc. are overjoyed by Ray’s achievement and we’re honored to be working for an employer with not only a high level of integrity, but also a heart of gold.

Congratulations Ray!

-From the employees of Ray Carlson & Associates, Inc.


A system so powerful it can track your land in layers
22 December, 2010

Their newest offering is Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a system so powerful it can track your land in layers; layers from irrigation system to the type of vines in a vineyard and can even include a report of the yield per field. Explore the benefits of this system for your vineyard