ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
The operation of environmental impact assessments (EIA) with their multidisciplinary character, utilizes the advantages of GIS (Geographic Information System) technology.
ADVANTAGES OF GIS
GIS offers a platform to combine and work with data from a variety of sources and typically, a mix of spatial and non-spatial data forms the foundation for an EIA. Based on this information, tools can be developed that will help to identify and address the wide range of involved stakeholders.
FOCUS ON RELIABLE AND ACCURACE GEODATA
The data that populates the different GIS layers for an EIA study has to be reliable and of known accuracy to allow correct decisions to be made.