Environmental mapping and analysis covers a broad range of services using geospatial data and the capabilities of the ARC GIS software including:
- Mapping hydrology features and analyzing water run-off patterns relative to geographic features such as roads and structures.
- Analyzing and mapping land usage relative to other geographic features such as soil type.
- Identifying and mapping the best lands for species habitat conservancy based on a number of geographic selection criteria such as level and type of vegetation, distance from roadways, population density, adjacent land use, terrain and land slope, etc.
- Determining how future land development and population growth will affect species conservancy areas.
- Selecting the best lands for agricultural purchase and development in a region based on a number of geographic selection criteria such as zoning, hydrology, soil type, terrain and land slope, rainfall, average temperatures, days above freezing, etc.
- Preparing maps of species distribution, soil types, terrain and hydrology for analyzing and planning land development projects.
- Analyzing zoning, terrain, vegetation, and hydrology for park development.
In our work, we cover this range of services from providing simple reference maps to carrying out complete analysis using ARC GIS algorithms.
Projects in environmental analysis and mapping that I have done include:
- Performing a hydrology and floodplain analysis and creating a flood inundation map for towns in Marion County, OH on the Scioto River as part of an emergency management plan.
- Conducted a species habitat location analysis for Centre County, PA using a set of selection criteria including forestry, terrain, population, and distance from roads. (Pictured Below)
- Prepared a contour map, and a current state and future state map showing proposed walking trails, facilities, and parking lots for a park improvement initiative in Marion City, Ohio. (Pictured Below)
- Created a digital terrain map of Marion County, Ohio showing rivers, streams, and water boundaries.