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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Our extensive use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a computerized mapping and database technology, allows EcoEnergy to design and build the most productive wind energy power plants in an efficient, socially responsible and environmentally conscious manner.

We have three full-time GIS analysts on staff, all with Masters Degrees in GIS related fields. They have over 25 years of combined professional experience. This impressive range of knowledge, skills, and experience gives the staff the unique ability to handle an incredible variety of projects.

Early Stage Work

  • Acquiring spatial data
  • Prospecting for project areas with the EcoProspector tool
  • Assuring compliance with local/state permitting requirements
  • Identifying all restrictions to wind turbine placement

Data Collection / Verification

  • Acquiring field data using survey-grade GPS equipment
  • Acquiring data from government agencies and other 3rd party sources
  • Verifying data through site visits

Interdepartmental Integration

  • Providing updated project status
  • Developing data for the Energy Assessment department
  • Further analysis of micrositing results
  • Feedback into Real Estate efforts

Learn more about our Energy Assessment or Real Estate departments, or return to Project Development page.

 

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system of hardware, software, and applications used for analysis, mapping, and storage of geographic data.

GIS allows us to answer questions like:

  • Where are the windiest properties?
  • Who owns them?
  • Where is land suitable for development?
  • Where are the sensitive areas?
  • How do we connect to the power grid?

GIS can answer these questions and many more. Layers of information like roads, parcel boundaries, land use, and elevation can all be used to make informed and intelligent decisions.