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Geographic Information Systems

The role of geographic information systems (GIS) in environmental problem-solving and communications continues to expand at a rapid pace. In the environmental sciences, virtually all critical data have a spatial component. Geographic information systems represent a series of processes and tools, whereby complex data are linked to earth-referenced features, manipulated through spatial analysis and database queries, and displayed as results in powerful multi-media maps. Managing and displaying data through GIS distills complex trends and relationships into accessible information.


GLEC’s GIS clients receive innovative and cost-efficient solutions that stress maximum results with minimal complexity. We use the expanding wealth of public data and viewing tools to create meaningful and timely deliverables to support critical decision-making. GLEC GIS specialists utilize the latest versions of ESRI ArcGIS and MapInfo Professional application suites to provide a range of specialized GIS services, from map exhibits supporting environmental assessments to terrain and bathymetric analyses. GLEC’s GIS practice is tightly integrated with our renowned expertise in environmental surveys/assessments, aquatic/terrestrial ecology, and environmental toxicology, lending further value to client GIS investments.


Contact: Bill Arnold, Business Development
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Environmental Data Management

2D and 3D Spatial Analysis

Geostatistical Analysis

Terrain and Bathymetric Mapping

GIS/CAD Translations

Environmental Survey Support

Land Use Analysis

Watershed/Wetland Delineation

Preliminary Radio Frequency Analysis


Federal Agencies

State Agencies

Counties and Municipalities

Environmental Organizations

Telecommunications Providers

Power Generation Companies

Manufacturing Companies