Services | GIS (Geographical information Systems)

Peak Ecology has the capacity to build GIS into all aspects of ecological survey work and reporting.

We have dedicated GIS personnel who work in close coordination with our field workers in order to ensure the spatial accuracy of the data gathered in the field and the subsequent representation of this in survey reports. By using GIS data we can ensure that the client can accurately assess impacts and use the GIS to establish their options.

We are able to offer a complete GIS service and use it on all aspects of work from small site-specific surveys to large-scale projects. Peak Ecology are experienced in coordinating large infrastructure projects which involve collating, mapping and assessing the impacts of developments on habitats and species across large spatial scales. Data derived from large-scale projects can be inserted directly into EcIAs to enable loss/gain and impacts to be accurately reported and graphically displayed. In addition we can provide the GIS data for the client to integrate into their GIS systems if required.

Typical examples of the use of GIS in our ecological survey work would be:

  • Extended phase 1 Habitat Surveys
  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys
  • Protected species surveys
  • Habitat suitability index
  • National habitat inventories
  • BREEAM assessments
  • Data from local records centres
  • Great crested newt license
  • Vantage point survey data
  • Breeding bird survey data
  • Collision risk assessment
  • Bat survey transects

We use the industry standard ESRI ArcGIS 10 which allows us to work with data derived from various sources, be that paper maps, Autodesk, MapInfo or from remote sensing sources such as aerial imagery and GPS. All data is captured on to Ordnance Survey base maps and captured to the highest standard with digitising tablets.

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