Shotts, Inc. has endeavored to utilize the latest technologies and equipment since its inception. Robert Shotts has used global positioning systems (GPS) since 1993 and is intimately familiar with its capabilities as well as its limitations. In addition, Shotts Inc. employs the latest in conventional surveying equipment. Computer software includes the latest versions of Auto CAD and Auto CAD LT. Through the combination of GPS and conventional surveying equipment, all projects incorporate Missouri state plane coordinates. This has allowed Shotts, Inc. to have all projects in the same coordinate system which can be utilized in compatible GIS systems.