Press Release

Press Release


Geographic Information Science (GISci) Professional Carl Sones joins Minnesota Landscape Architecture and Planning firm

BUFFALO, MINNESOTA (UNITED STATES) – January 25, 2020 – SGA Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Carl Sones has affiliated with the company, effective February 3, 2020. Mr. Sones will oversee the firm’s geodatabase management, GIS programming, and geodesign efforts. In addition, Sones will provide cartography and environmental site mapping services for Phase I – IV Environmental Site Assessments (ESA).

Sones previously worked as a GIS/Natural Resources Intern for the City of Mendota Heights, MN. In this capacity, he focused primarily on updating geospatial data for the City utility and environmental infrastructures. Also, he facilitated the City’s 2019 adoption of the Esri software package ArcGIS Pro – with ArcGIS Online and the Collector app.    

Additionally, Sones was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Cartographer Award and was 2018-2019 Map of the Year Contest Winner, both at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science. Since July of 2019, Sones has been a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard. He will be commissioned as an Engineer officer in the U.S. Army, during fall of 2021.

Mr. Sones holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geographic Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He is currently a graduate student, in Geographic Information Science (MGIS), at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  

About SGA Group, Inc.

Founded in 2011, SGA Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), formed to provide Landscape Architecture-Planning-Urban Design services. It is a corporation under the laws of the State of Minnesota and certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE). SGA Group is located at 105 2nd Street South, Suite 1, Buffalo, MN 55313.

For more information, please contact SGA Group at or 763-675-3129.

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