AES has a long history of pioneering and applying geographic information system (GIS) technologies on projects that require ecological assessment of land use, land management, and restoration. Our scientists are on the leading edge of the application of remote sensing for landscape-scale inventory, geospatial analysis, and land planning.
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.
For projects with a focus on natural resources or ecological issues, AES has developed advanced geospatial technologies and assessment tools to inform land planning decisions and “see” land and water resources at a scale that is difficult to assess from the ground. GIS data management and mapping is invaluable for watershed planning and large-scale land management or restoration projects. 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, geospatial specialists, planners 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