Geographic information systems
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful tool that Southeast Hydrogeology, PLLC uses for data management, visualization of spatial data, modeling, and analysis. 3D GIS capabilities allow effective assessment of subsurface conditions that takes our GIS capabilities beyond the traditional 2D approach and is especially applicable to the water resources sector. The powerful capabilities of GIS are integrated with our water resources, environmental consulting and well diagnostics services to provide better decision-making capabilities for our clients. Spatial data can be shared using cloud applications for ease of use by clients.
Spatial analysis of data is absolutely critical to assess issues such as contaminant migration in the subsurface, groundwater vulnerability mapping, water resources development and watershed management. Utility asset management is most efficient when all assets are properly located and categorized within a GIS system.
Southeast Hydrogeology, PLLC mainly utilizes open-source software for the majority of its GIS needs. We find the use of open-source software can match commercially available software on a feature-by-feature basis, while saving clients considerably on licensing fees. This can be a significant advantage for many small to medium size businesses and utility districts looking to stretch their budgets.
Southeast Hydrogeology, PLLC also provides training to allow clients to transition to open-source software as smoothly as possible.