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Digital Geographic Technologies, Inc. Acquires Gunther Engineering and its Survey and Engineering Divisions

April 17, 2009

Boston, MA - Digital Geographic Technologies, Inc., (DGT), of Boston, Mass., is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Gunther Engineering, Inc.

Gunther Engineering and its divisions, Aspinwall & Lincoln, William S. Crocker Co., New England Survey Service, Survey Engineers of Boston, and J. F. Hennessy Co., combined and in succession, have provided continuous professional consulting, civil engineering and land surveying services in the Greater Boston area for over 125 years. This tradition of service will continue through the new Gunther Engineering Division and the J.F. Hennessy Divisions of DGT, which are managed with the DGT Survey Group as an integrated operation out of DGT’s Boston office.

DGT now maintains the oldest and largest private collection of survey plans and records in Greater Boston, dating back to 1877. This archived data is utilized to support the present day property owners and institutions of Gunther Engineering and its predecessor firms' past projects as well as future clients. DGT's archives include survey field books, public and private land records, historic waterlines information, aerial mapping data, and GIS information.

"We are committed to continue the tradition of reliability and precision established by Gunther Engineering, as well as our own tradition of utilizing state-of-the-art measurement and office technology to produce the highest quality and most reliable surveys and design documents,” says DGT Principal Michael A. Clifford.


DGT and its divisions provide professional services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to assist clients in development, planning, design, construction, investment, financing and refinancing of commercial and private real estate and public works projects. In cooperation with architects, building contractors, and attorneys, our services include permit assistance, hydrographic surveys, harbor line issues, tidewater license (c. 91), ALTA/ACSM title insurance surveys and certification, monitoring of structures, 3-D Laser Scanning, and construction control of high-rise buildings.