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

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.

Cumulative Effects Assessments

Posted on: Nov. 10, 2022, 3:11 a.m.
By: Trevor Wiens
Tags: Planning, Indigenous, GIS

We are happy to announce we are in the early stages of a project with ApexRMS to integrate cumulative effects assessments into the consultation process for Louis Bull Tribe using the LOUIS Toolkit. Contact us to learn more.

First Nations Housing Professionals Association Conference - Winnipeg

Posted on: Oct. 24, 2022, 4:43 p.m.
By: Trevor Wiens
Tags: Infrastructure, Indigenous

We are pleased to be participating in the the First Nations Housing Professionals Association Conference Trade Show in Winnipeg from the 29th of November to the 1st of December.

We hope to see you there!