4DM is a company of people, passionate about applying mapping technology to provide clients with the information they need. We collect and build data sets, analyze and visualize information, and quantify and summarize the content to provide knowledge to our clients. As a geospatial information technology company we are technology centric combining GIS, remote sensing, geodatabase systems, web mapping, and software development with our expertise in science, engineering, environment, and geography. We have focused and applied this knowledge to over 120 projects across Canada, US, and Europe providing leadership, management, and technical solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

Our name 4DM is more than a name. 4DM represents the dimensional nature of geographic data and the way we apply the technology. The 4 “D’s” represents the four dimensions of latitude, longitude, elevation, and time, while the 4 “M’s” represents how we utilize the technology for measuring, mapping, monitoring, and modeling.


4DM is a private Canadian company incorporated in Ontario and has been conducting business operations since 1999. The company originated from an inspired vision of applying remote sensing technology with mapping technologies to create visualized solutions to meet the growing need for location-based information. 4DM established its business operations from early research funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Science. 4DM grew from instrumental support by scientists and researchers involved with the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology (CRESTech). CRESTech provided incubation space and mentoring support during the early years of company. Today 4DM has grown into its own location and expanded its business offerings from its downtown Toronto location.


Over the years our solutions have been used by many companies and organizations:

Private Firms
  • Airborne Imaging
  • Black & Veatch
  • URS Canada
  • ESRI Canada
  • President’s Choice
  • Cumus Insurance
  • DMTI Spatial
  • Hatch Mott McDonald
  • HDR Inc.
  • Malone Given Parsons Ltd.
  • Entergy Inc
  • Miller Paving Group
  • EBC Canada
  • Conestoga Rovers and Associates
  • Research Management Group
  • RWDI
  • SENES Consulting Ltd.
  • Greenland Consulting Engineers Ltd.
  • Morrison Hershfield
  • SunEdison
  • IBI Group
Public and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Toronto Community Housing Corporation
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization
  • Mackenzie Valley Environmental Review Board
Research Centers and Universities
  • EDF Renewable Energy
  • Center for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI)
  • Center For Research into Earth and Space Technology (CRESTech)
  • Leading Operational Observations and Knowledge for the North (LOOKNorth)
  • National Research Council – IRAP
  • Laurentian University
  • York University
  • GeoConnections
  • Environment Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Affairs
  • Health Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Toronto Region Conservation Authority
  • Ganaraska Conservation Authority
  • Halton Regional Municipality
  • York Regional Municipality
  • Town of Smith Falls
  • City of Toronto
  • City of Oshawa
  • Town of Erin
  • City of Surrey