AES is well-suited for evaluating large area extents in association with complex route scenarios required for expansive corridor planning efforts. Prior to development of a Notice of Intent, a private transportation industry group engaged AES to conduct a Fatal Flaw Analysis that informed a broad variety of alternative routing options.
The AES Geospatial Division quickly compiled a comprehensive GIS database that was used in a series of GIS mapping products, illuminating key opportunities and obstacles to routing alternatives. Data collection and mapping of issues under investigation included:
- Ecological – Threatened + Endangered (T+E) species, wetlands, streams, protected resources
- Infrastructure – Existing and proposed
- Viewshed – Proposed landscape viewshed alternatives
- Cultural – Community and rural conditions, alternatives
With alternative options spanning a three-state region, the analysis process was highly iterative, involving close collaboration between AES planners and transportation developers. Alternatives discovered through this intensive GIS-informed investigation are anticipated to save time and money that will equate to significant ecological and local/regional community benefits.
- GIS Data Collection + Analysis
- Ecological Consulting
- Permitting Assistance
- Geospatial Mapping + Consulting
- Fatal Flaw Analysis
- Threatened + Endangered Species
- Sensitive Natural Areas
Geospatial | Infrastructure Corridor Routing