What is GIS?
In an ever expanding digital age more and more information is being displayed and interpreted online through virtual media. Geographic Information System (GIS) is a useful way to not only display maps but to interpret a wide range of data.
When do I need to get in touch?
If you require data to be collected on site or if you have data that you would like to be manipulated / modelled simply get in touch with us and we can determine your requirements and provide a quote.
How can EcoNorth Help Me?
We can collect data, either in the field or from an existing database, layer this up and model / manipulate it to illustrate a range of useful outcomes. Typical data sets include topographic, ecological, land use and demographic which can be used for presentations and inclusion in ecological reports. EcoNorth staff are trained to use MapInfo software which can export data in files that will support most GIS packages including ArcGIS and QGIS (Quantum).
- Collection of baseline data either in the field or from local authorities / agencies
- Environmental mapping to illustrate habitat ranges for species based on ground truthing, aerial imagery and ecological data
- Risk mapping to illustrate predications of levels of impact on different habitats using specific modelling techniques, i.e. predicted impact of a housing development adjacent to ancient woodland
- Site selection where developers can pinpoint best area to develop with least impact to the local ecology / environment
- Predicted land use changes over time using demographic and environmental data