GIS, geodata and visuals

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be powerful and dynamic project management tools. The right technology and software can make a difficult job much more manageable. The right data and maps, in combination with strong visuals, can make planning for, communicating and managing a complex project easy.

The ongoing management of geographical data and knowing how to use it to best effect further enables the streamlining of a range of activities – improving quality, efficiency and saving money.

Together, GIS, geodata and visuals can be a geolocation tool, an effective and interactive design, a works schedule, support for planning applications, a project planning tool and an engagement opportunity. They’re a very logical way to capture, track and store layers of geographic and technical information so you know exactly where everything is and what you need to do with it.

Our GIS consultants start with the data. That could be geographical and technical data you already have, or data we gather for you. It can include information on virtually anything in and on the space you’re working with. In the field, we use the latest hand held devices, running industry standard ESRI and iOS software, together with 4G cellular or wifi connectivity. We port data directly to the Cloud for immediate use or back to a network on return to the office.

Then we build up that data into structured layers of information that can be peeled away and used in isolation or combination for a multitude of purposes throughout the life of your project.

Those layers are can be visualised. That can be as simple as a hand-drawn illustration or as complex as a 3D representation of the whole site and it’s inclusions. Whatever the medium, good visuals can be the most effective and immediate way to engage with stakeholders, planners and customers.

The team is led by a member of the Association for Geographical Information and includes experienced landscape architects and graphic designers.

Bespoke training in GIS and other applications can be provided in our offices or at your location. We partner with an Apple authorised re-seller so we can advise on and supply the latest complete mobile GIS, data capture and reporting packages. Our own use of this equipment means we can help test and identify the right Apps to make your work more straightforward.

Client examples include:

  • South East Water
  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • ABSustain
  • Hart District Council

  • Harworth Estates
  • Eastleigh Borough Council
  • Keltbray Plc


  • Geodata specification
  • Survey and spatial data capture
  • Mobile mapping, audits and reporting
  • Data analysis
  • Database design
  • Data storage
  • Asset appraisal and maintenance planning
  • 2D and 3D GIS analysis
  • GPS mapping
  • Layered information presentation


  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • ESRI 3D Analyst, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Sketchup, GoogleEarth Pro
  • Physical models
  • Photography and HD Video
  • Animations and flythroughs
  • Hand drawn design

We’d love to talk to you about how we can help with your project.  Why not get in touch?