Geospatial analysis is the process of analyzing data in relation to its location. Our analysts are highly skilled in interpreting geographic patterns and relationships among locations and features with spatial data. Examples of geospatial analysis include data layer analysis (parcels, land cover, preserves, community assets, etc.).
Spatial analysis allows you the opportunity to combine information from numerous sources to develop new data and information by applying spatial operators, this analysis can help determine if there are significant patterns. For example, our analysts are able to evaluate the suitability of a location for a particular activity by analyzing certain targeted layers or detecting change over a specific time period by analyzing multiple images of a location. These tools give you the ability to address important questions and decisions that are beyond the capability of a simple visual analysis.
Spatial analysis goes beyond ordinary mapping and facilitates problem-solving related to complex location-oriented issues. It can find patterns, assess trends, and add new perspectives in the decision-making process, by enhancing the study of unique characteristics of places and the connections within them.
Site Selection Analysis
Site selection analysis can include land acquisition analysis, vacant land analysis, environmental impact analysis, wildlife analysis, and more. Site selection and/or suitability analysis is a crucial step in determining the true feasibility of a project. Using GIS in the due diligence process can help to determine the best place or site for a specific feature. Conducting a detailed study of the site and surrounding areas helps in designing the project efficiently. Site analysis can aid in determining the economic viability of a project and whether the proposed construction/ development of that site would be a successful endeavor or not.
Real Estate Market Analysis
Conducting a proper real estate market analysis is essential. A real estate market analysis provides necessary information needed for the valuation and feasibility of any real estate investment. During a market analysis, our GIS analysts can assess important aspects such as demographic and socioeconomic data, traffic analysis, educational, and even the ecological health of the targeted area. Identifying the area is more than just determining the boundary; physical and environmental factors play important roles in impacting real estate including location, natural resources, topography, wetland limits, soil conditions, protected species, climate, water availability, flood zones, utility and existing and planned infrastructure, and transportation patterns, to name a few. These elements might not seem critical; however, it would be difficult to completely understand the dynamics within a community or region without an awareness of physical and environmental factors. For example, a property in question’s proximity could be an integral part of the economic feasibility and desirability. Is it located next to an ocean or lake? Is it near a popular destination or theme park? Is it located in a sought-after school district? Detailed information from a real estate market analysis can help determine address important questions and decisions that are beyond the capability of a simple visual analysis.