About Us

 History
AFDS based in Houston, Texas, was established in 1995. They are certified for the State of Texas as a HUB vendor and City of Houston MBE. AFDS is also a member of the Houston Minority Business Council and certified as a MWBE.
AFDS provides integrated solutions for GPS/GIS Mapping for utilities, forestry, natural resources, municipalities, infrastructure, telecom, environmental and oil and gas markets in the United States and overseas.
Prior to launching AFDS, the Principals had established A.I.W., Inc. in 1984. A.I.W. Inc. was the pioneer in introducing an intrinsically safe data collector for monitoring fugitive emissions in the chemical, refining and other industries to meet the stringent regulations associated with the Clean Air Amendment Act.
In 1995 due to increased requirements for GPS location information along with source emissions data, the Principals added location option in their package of collecting real time GPS and fugitive emissions data. In the same year Applied Field Data Systems, was established to provide complete GPS/GIS Mapping solutions as well as software development services.
Awards
We have received and been nominated for several awards. Recent awards include:
HMBC E-10 Award
Minority Owner Supplier of the Year

US Small Business Administrator’s Award for Excellence
NCGE President’s Award
AFDS has over 800 clients in the US and overseas, varying in size from small to Fortune 500 Companies.
Partial Customer List
CenterPoint Energy Burbank Power
Source Gas Stillwater Power
First Electric City Public Service
N.E. Electric Coop New York State Electric
Umatella Electric Coop Nextel
Emery Telephone AT&T
Teligent TCEQ
International Paper US EPA
Phillips 66 City of Austin
Hamilton County, TN O’Hare Airport
Central Utah Telephone Baylor University
BP Bechtel Nevada
Entergy Central Utah Telephone
Raytheon Boise Cascade
Texas General Land Office USDA
City of Chula Vista State of North Carolina
Mid States Consulting ChevronTexaco Pipeline
Shell City of Lake Charles
Boeing ERM
Exxon Mobil Temple Inland
US  Army Corps of Engineers Texas Parks & Wildlife
Corrpro Arkansas Game & Fish
Rooney Engineering Lubbock Power & Light
City of Garland City of Fort Worth
Texas DOT USGS
Greater Harris County 911 Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority
Dept. of Army Ft. McCoy EOG Resources
Lone Star Community College Nana Pacific
Imperial Irrigation District Texas Forest Service
TechSurv Fugro Consultants
Anadarko Cobb, Fendley & Associates
Electronic Data Solutions South East TX Regional Planning Comm.
Enable Midstream Mapcom Systems
Marathon Oil McCord Engineering
Anheuser-Busch Houston Brewery Boardwalk Pipeline
AECOM Technical Services Swift Energy
City of Weatherford Kansas State University
El Paso Border Patrol Chaparral Energy
Pape-Dawson Engineers Port of Galveston
Texas A & M Agrilife Research Siglo Group
ARMtech Insurance Services Luminant Mining Company
Pecan Pipeline High Plains UWCD No. 1
Exploration Instruments Teal Engineering Services
City of Missouri City Cornel Coop Exten Chautauqua Coun
Inner-Pole Texas Southern University
Westminster College City of Bismarck
Ecodyne Gudutech Business
Green Resource Consulting C P & Y
City of O’Fallon Tessellations
Okanogan County RJN Group
City of Topeka City of Stillwater
Woodward County Rural Water Dist #1 Texas Tech University
Westward Environmental Bering Straits Logistics Services
Hanson Survey & Design ERGIS
Texas Christian University Walker County
GISetc Forest Pro
Stephen F. Austin University CadPros
CEC Corrosion Services Richie Bros. Auctioneers
City of San Antonio Meshek & Associates
Gray & Pape Jacob & Martin Leasing
Irrigation Specialists City of New Braunfels
NR Green Resources Tetra Tech
City of Houston Wichita State University
Frontier Precision Department of Aging & Disabilities
Tahlequah Public Works City of Sebring
Bering Straits Logistics Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom
City of Kerrville Angelina & Neches River Authority