GIS Mapping

  • Remote Sensing, Detailed Mapping & Comprehensive Analysis
  • Statistical and Spatial Modeling
  • Erosion Modeling
  • Viewshed Analyses

EDM uses the spatial analysis and mapping capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for an array of projects, including linear rights-of-way, wind turbine siting, communication tower review, habitat comparisons, wetland delineations, species’ distribution, and field analyses.  Pertaining to Avian Protection Plans, GIS is used to consolidate and compare biological and facility data (e.g., power lines, wind turbine siting), prioritize survey focus, and produce a working tool to facilitate short- and long-term retrofit approaches.  GIS-based viewshed analyses have been integral to evaluate and predict potential sage-grouse and other prairie grouse species’ predation issues in proximity to aboveground structures. 

EDM specializes in integrating diverse natural resource data using GIS to quantify, predict, and minimize the environmental impacts of development; for example, combining vegetation classification, geographic analyses of species distributions, and erosion modeling data to delineate preferred areas where development within a natural area would produce the least impact and facilitate subsequent program planning.  EDM uses the latest ArcGIS and AutoCAD software, the statistical modeling package R, and a variety of other programs and software extensions to provide state-of-the-art GIS and spatial modeling functionality.

Mapping and modeling capabilities include:
  • Remote Sensing and Detailed Mapping
  • Facility and Biological Comparative Analyses
  • Erosion Modeling
  • Statistical and Spatial Modeling
  • Viewshed Analyses
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