Environmental Mapping and GIS
Environmental Thematic Mapping has become a basic and essential tool to achieve the planning objectives and the Territorial Management, because it integrates the biophysical information (bioclimates, geology, animal populations, plant communities, ecosystems, etc.) and socio-economic information (pollution, potential and optimum land uses, conservation, etc.). Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are designed to integrate, store, analyse, share and display all types of referenced geographical information, which consequently permits users to create interactive queries, analyse the spatial information, edit data, compare it under different scenarios, prepare maps and present the results of these operations.
Our services include field data collection (topographical surveys and survey stakeouts, total station measurements, tacheometry, etc.) as well as the technical planimetry in CAD and the preparation of the Environmental Thematic Mapping in GIS. We specialise in the update or creation of protected flora distribution maps from scratch, habitats of community interest and Animal Species, as well as the identification of their territories, construction of habitat models, environment load capacity, etc.
The Environmental Thematic Mapping can cover highly diverse topics such as current and potential Vegetation Connectivity and Barrier Maps, Territory Land Uses, Resources and Use Maps or Natural Environment Maps (bioclimate, biogeographical, geological, edaphological, geomorphological, hydrological, hydrogeological, etc.); and in combination with the Digital Terrain Models (DTM); they permit the production of high quality maps and contents for multiple Projects and applications.
- Risk Maps.
- Hazard Maps.
- Landscape Erosion Maps.
- Flooding Region Maps.
- Quality and Visual Fragility Maps.
- Pollutant Dispersion Maps.
- Forest Fire Evolution Maps.
- Visual Basin Maps, Noise Maps.
- Maps of Zones of Interest for Conservation.
- Population Fragmentation/Isolation Maps.
- Biodiversity Hotspot Maps.
- Maps of Points of Geological Interest, of Archaeological Interest.
The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) facilitate the environmental analysis of impacts and processes as well as generate estimates and climate models, predictions, photo-interpret the territorial units, among many other activities, where undoubtedly one of the most powerful avant-garde functions is the GIS interaction with the Environmental Remote Sensing techniques and the Tagging and Radio-Tracking techniques of individual fauna/wildlife specimens.