AES has a long history of pioneering and applying geographic information system (GIS) technologies on projects that require ecological assessment of land use management, and restoration.
By integrating GIS technology with the ecological approach that drives effective natural resource management, our Geospatial team applies advanced analytical tools for evaluating complex landscapes in space and time.
Examples of such analytical tools include LiDAR-based terrain and feature analysis, hydrologic and ecological modeling, remote sensing, and specialized analytical techniques.
Our in-house aerial imaging services include a high-resolution multi-spectral aerial imaging sensor mounted on a fixed-wing aircraft, which enhances and differentiates our capabilities in natural resource assessment. Our scientists are on the leading edge of the application of remote sensing for landscape-scale inventory, geospatial analysis, and land planning.
For projects with a focus on natural resources or ecological issues, AES has advanced geospatial technologies and assessment tools to inform land planning decisions. GIS data management and mapping is invaluable for watershed planning and large-scale land management or restoration projects.
With our unique aerial imaging capacity, AES geospatial and remote sensing specialists are developing new ways to “see” land and water resources at a scale that is difficult to assess from the ground.
Imagery and analysis allow mapping of detailed land cover types including specific plant species, assessment of stress in vegetation, monitoring of restoration and reclamation performance, and precise spatial measurement tied to key land use planning questions.
Our eye may be in the sky, but our ecologists, engineers, and landscape architects are firmly grounded in the use and implementation of imaging technology. A combination of technical expertise and a clear understanding of ecological interactions ensure maximum utility of these imaging tools.
- Vegetation Composition + Analysis
- Invasive Species Mapping + Assessment
- Tree Canopy + Impervious Cover Mapping
- Detailed Land Cover Classifications
- Corridor Mapping + Monitoring
- Aquatic + Hydrologic Assessment
- Regulatory Compliance