We are the proud creators of The LOUIS Toolkit which provides the power of GIS and robust data management for regular folks to collect and use community data to make decisions. For professional GIS users we have created a number of QGIS plugins and ArcGIS plugins.


We provide GIS training, analytical, information management and spatial planning services on a consulting basis with clients across North America. We have expertise in the use of Marxan for spatial planning and have worked on projects in terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems.

Recent News

New LOUIS Field Version Released

Posted on: Feb. 10, 2024, 6 p.m.
By: Trevor Wiens
Tags: GIS, Mobile

We are happy to announce that a new version of our mobile app, LOUIS Field, is now available to download and install on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

This new release contains multiple improvements over the original application and now provides offline map viewing capabilities so field staff can have visual context when collecting spatial data in areas without cellular coverage.

LOUIS Field Released

Posted on: Aug. 16, 2023, 5:07 p.m.
By: Trevor Wiens
Tags: GIS, Mobile

We are happy to announce that our new mobile app, LOUIS Field, is now available to download and install on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

This app provides a nicer workflow and UI improvements over the previous mobile applications. To make first time configuration easier this app has the ability to enter your login credentials by scanning a QR Code from your LOUIS Toolkit profile page. To help office and field staff communicate more effectively this app will automatically notify field staff when they are assigned new Tasks in LOUIS Assets or new Site Visits in LOUIS Planner.

We are going to add more new features in the coming months, so keep your eye out for updates.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Affordable Fire Suppression Can Now Be Monitored

Posted on: Feb. 27, 2023, 8 a.m.
By: Trevor Wiens
Tags: Infrastructure, Fire Safety

The Guardian Fire Shield™ (GFS) automatic fire suppression safety device can provide the extra time you and your family need to get out safely in case of a home fire.

In April of 2023, the GFS Global Connect 24/7 monitoring service will be released so that emergency services can be automatically called in case of fire.

The GFS Global Connect service will be delivered to Indigenous communities in Canada using the LOUIS Connect web portal. LOUIS Connect will allow communities to view all their monitored GFS units including the unit history and current information. LOUIS Connect will also allow communities to receive notices when units require maintenance and view and update their maintenance history.

Together GFS, GFS Global Connect and LOUIS Connect ensure that communities have a new set of tools to save lives, assets and money.

This new monitoring service is made possible through a strategic partnership between Planet Halo Security Inc, the owners of GFS Global Connect (GFSGC) and Apropos Information Systems Inc, the makers the LOUIS Toolkit platform.

“As soon as I learned about the Guardian Fire Shield and realized that it had the potential to save lives, assets and money for our clients, I immediately reached out to Alex to figure out how we could work together”, said Trevor Wiens, Founder, CEO and President of Apropos Information Systems.

“I was delighted to have a call from Trevor and appreciated the full scope of benefits LOUIS Connect was offering. Integrating GFS Global Connect with the LOUIS Platform was a perfect fit for our Indigenous communities.” said Alex Stuart, President of Planet Halo Security.

To learn more about the Guardian Fire Shield™ product visit:

To learn more about LOUIS Connect, Contact Us.

For a PDF of this release click here.