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Wakefield agrees to pursue additional utility mapping


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WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield City Council voted Monday evening to authorize not more than $31,200 to purchase geographic information systems software from mPower Innovations in Iron Mountain.

The vote followed a slideshow presentation by Jason Brown, the company CEO.

Brown, whose company has been in business for 25 years and has customers in 34 states, said his company mission is to lower cost and complexity in relation to mapping utilities. Among his clients are about 20 towns, townships or counties in the U.P.

“A lot of people confuse GIS with just maps,”...