What is GIS?
Geographic information systems (GIS) or geospatial information systems are a set of tools used to capture, store, analyze, manage and present data linked to location(s). It digitally creates spatial areas for which a specific GIS is developed. This technology is used in a variety of planning purposes, from urban planning to land development.
Therefore, GIS describes any information system that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information for informing decision making. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data, create maps, and present the results of all these operations.
At Borton-Lawson, we are currently utilizing GIS technologies for a variety of projects, with a list of just a few applications found below.
• Pipeline Route Planning
- Terrain Analysis
- Property Owner Based Routing
• Environmental Field Review Support
- Wetland Mapping
- PNDI mapping
- Soils Mapping
- Stream Crossing Analysis
• GPS Data Point Analysis
• Proximity Analysis
- Analysis of pipelines in relationship to the populated areas
• Change Detection
• Limits of Disturbance mapping
• Landowner Approval mapping
• Right-of-Way Access Planning
• Project Tracking/Project Management
- Internet based mapping applications for Project Tracking/Project Management
• Transportation Planning
- Truck Routing
- Road Crossing Analysis
- Railroad Crossing Analysis
• Construction Cost Estimation Support
• Construction Phasing Support
• Water Intake Feasibility Studies
• Water Impoundment Location Analysis
- Analyzing connectivity between intakes and impoundments
- Analyzing ideal locations for potential water impoundments
• Permitting Process
• Site Planning
• Spatial Analysis
• Location Analysis
• Traffic Planning
• Construction Planning Analysis
• Utilities Mapping
• Facilities Management
• Infrastructure Planning/Management
• Route Planning
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