Our GIS software applications have been used to assist organizations in the conservation, agriculture, forestry, and petroleum industries with natural resource monitoring and protection efforts. Examples of this include automated map-based reporting for toxicity levels at borehole locations, area/volume maps and reports based on a range of stand/stock tables, and wetland conservation monitoring for waterfowl advocacy groups.Our experience working with natural resource issues means that your project benefits from the learning we have gained on dozens, possibly hundreds, of other similar GIS projects.
Below are a few representative case studies illustrating our experience in the natural resources sector.
Canadian Wetland Inventory (CWI) - Ducks Unlimited
The objectives of the CWI are to provide a national wetland map that can be used for the conservation and sustainable management of wetlands for environmental and societal benefits and to provide easy access through their ESRI Flex based wetland mapping product.
Fuel Tank /Waste Site web assessment application - The Government of Canada
How did First Nations receive $22 million for fuel tanks in First Nations to comply with environmental safety standards? By developing ESRI mobile and ArcGIS Server web based applications, they were able to obtain a complete assessment of fuel storage tanks and waste sites in First Nations in Ontario; assess the environmental risk and dollar value associated with this risk for fuel storage tanks and solid waste disposal sites; draft management policies on storage tanks and waste sites; and establish 3- and 10-year action plans to meet these policies.
Improving speed and quality of area/volume reporting - Government of Saskatchewan
We developed a reporting solution to easily generate area volume reports and maps, based on available data. The solution allows users to select stands or portions of stands from the UTM inventory by manually selecting them, or by applying an area of interest polygon, and then calculate inventory volumes from a range of stand and stock tables representing a variety of merchantability standards. The reports describe volume and/ or stems per hectare for the stands selected, or for the aggregate area selected. We were successfully able to meet and exceed the primary objectives, to improve speed and quality of previous reporting tools from the 1990’s that were done on a unix box without GIS, by intergrating interactive mapping.