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GIS Analysis

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a complex tool that provides the ability to input and manipulate spatial data in order to visualize the corresponding three-dimensional topography and landscape. The use of a GIS framework informs the technical and operational content of a plan or strategy, including identification or problems, monitoring of changes, forecasting based on land use changes, and identification of trends. 

GIS promotes cost efficiency by allowing for real-time visualizations to assist clients from both the public and private sectors with project siting decisions, resource management, and identifying potential trends. NRS provides geospatial analysis that allows our clients to evaluate aptitude and suitability on a proposed project. 

NRS staff has extensive knowledge and experience in various aspects of GIS that range from print quality map production to complex geospatial analysis.  Our staff also holds a FAA license to operate an Un-manned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for rapid and timely imagery collections. Other GIS capabilities include geospatial data collection for use in maps and analysis as well as ground-truth  our desktop analysis results in the field. 


NRS provides its clients with a variety of services to related to GIS analysis, such as:

  • Project area mapping and analysis, including watershed and riparian assessments

  • Aerial imagery and land cover

  • Sensitive features and habitat mapping

  • Predictive models

  • GPS-based field mapping for localized features

  • GIS database product for clients

  • Map suite of thematic features

  • Public meeting maps and graphics

  • Satellite imagery analysis

  • Historic imagery

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