BBI utilizes the most advanced available techniques in GIS (Geographic Information System) to retain and analyze all project data, from simple survey results to the most detailed impact analysis and mitigation planning.
GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS/ CARTOGRAPHY
Description of Services
A Geographic Information System, also known as GIS, is defined as a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analysing and displaying data related to positions on the Earth's surface. GIS creates phenomenal efficiencies in data collection, analysis and storage and allows you to see data in ways that were impossible to fathom prior to the invention of GIS technology. Far beyond making simple maps, a complete GIS is a database that allows you to investigate a wide variety of spatial and non-spatial relationships among data.
How Our Use of GIS Benefits You
BBI utilizes the most advanced available techniques in GIS to retain and analyze all project data, from simple survey results to the most detailed impact analysis and mitigation planning. Our state-wide geospatial database allows us to view a project’s resource information instantly in a much larger context, resulting in more accurate results than those obtained with older methods. Besides databases, our GIS toolbox includes a large variety of spatial analysis and statistical tools.
For our clients, BBI's GIS system means the following:
Lower consulting fees because of time savings.
Accurate and timely analyses of project data.
Instant integration of project data with statewide data sets = more accurate results.
Improved assessment of project impacts and potential successful mitigation measures.
Thorough and detailed habitat assessments.
How Our GIS is Different from Others
BBI has taken a unique approach to geographic information systems by using a variety of open source enterprise-level tools combined in a unique way. The outcome is a central database that serves the entire company and drives consistency and efficiency in field data collection. Work products derived from our GIS system are not commonly found throughout the consulting community and improve the quality and appearance of BBI's reports.