Spatial data and geographic information systems

Verterra's GIS specialists routinely undertake detailed desktop analysis of spatial attributes including landform, topography, native vegetation, agricultural land classification, geology, soils, water resources, infrastructure, cultural heritage and exclusion zones in preparation for field based studies by our experienced land and vegetation management staff.  Broad land suitability classification may be supported by remote sensing approaches such as Electro-Magnetic surveying or Magnetic Resonance mapping to improve the spatial resolution of strata with similar soil and landform characteristics.

We have in-house capabilities for:

  • Spatial data collection, representation and provision of spatial data to clients
  • Compliance with Spatial Data Structure Standards
  • Interpretation and training in GIS methods
  • Development of spatial tools to improve efficiency of environmental and cultural heritage data capture and reporting functionality
  • Development of processes and supporting documents for management of spatial data

Our Quality Assurance System includes a number of Safe Working Procedures and Work Instructions for GIS and spatial data management including:

  • Site Surveying and Mapping - Incorporating specifications and standards for: 
    • Selection and use of GPS units in collection of field data
    • Standards in GIS map production and presentation
  • Land assessment quality control procedure
  • Documentation of EM Survey fundamental data set

Collection, management, analysis and presentation of GIS spatial data is an enabling capability that is incorporated in virtually all Verterra projects.