Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS allow the spatial analysis of large and complex data sets for trend analysis, natural resource inventorying and monitoring, and modeling for site specific cases or large scale regional analyses. Ecological patterns are a result of multiple ecological processes which operate at more than one spatial scale. Utilizing a GIS, Wild Ginger Field Services can create maps and analyze ecological conditions with or without a field visit. Depending on the project location, various ecological attributes can be assessed. For potential wetland ecosystems, we can remotely complete a wetland reconnaissance using National Wetland Inventory (NWI). To understand stream resources on a site, we can utilize the National Hydrologic Database (NHD). It is possible to gain an understanding into the generalized soil types on site using the NRCS soil surveys. For projects, including baseline and Phase 1 assessments, we are able to assess terrain and expected conditions using a combination of layers including aerial photography, satellite imagery, topographic maps, etc.

Spatial Analysis

Spatial analysis turns raw data into information, revealing patterns and trends and meaningful information that informs decision making. Through the use of spatial statistics we can identify spatial relationships between organisms or environmental variables at multiple scales. Some examples of spatial analysis tasks are below.

  • Land-use and land-use change analysis

  • Catchment delineation

  • Determine pollution levels

  • Determine erosion potential

  • Model and visualize dispersal patterns and corridors

Display Materials

End products of our work can be professional displayed using high resolution images, poster printing, dry mounting, and/or laminating.