Geographical Information Systems (GIS Mapping)

Accurate and detailed mapping is an important part of most projects. Technology today enables the position of multiple attributes of features at many sites in the field to be recorded on a hand held computer linked to a Global Positioning System. Digital images are included in this spatial technology. The data can then be downloaded as map layers or in a tabular format to create a Geographic Information System (GIS).

GIS is important as it enables accurate recording of spatial data that can be revisited over time and repeatable for the purpose of long term monitoring. Accurate mapping to scale showing natural assets and details of any on ground works are an essential part of any environmental project GIS mapping typically includes digital photo imagery as the base layer plus other layers such as the cadastre, road, contours, and utilities. To these can be added data from site assessment such as monitoring points, vegetation, threatened species, weeds, rabbit warrens and proposed infrastructure.

Mapping is used for almost all our clients, for environmental monitoring, development approvals, soil surveys and flora and fauna assessments.

We have recently acquired the latest technology in differential GPS enabling the level of accuracy of spatial data capture to be less than a metre. We operate with ArcView 9.3, the latest in spatial mapping programs, and a camera that records photographs by grid coordinates. Photographs can then be linked to position that can be viewed and queried in a variety of software, including Google Earth. An advantage we offer our clients is that our environmental scientist are competent in the latest mapping technology, so we offer a fully integrated one stop shop, integrating field work, data analysis and mapping.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS Mapping) includes:

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