Our GIS team routinely uses Esri ArcGIS, the industry standard GIS package, and open source platforms such as QGIS. GRASS GIS, the R analysis environment, and the PostGIS spatial relational database management system are used for more complex queries. The GIS team has also established mapping templates for common outputs (such as Phase 1 habitat survey) to guarantee clear, consistent and well-presented figures.
BSG’s spatial data outputs are validated to the INSPIRE metadata standard and will integrate with the client’s own GIS or CAD systems. Our maps conform to the BS 42020 requirements and undergo a rigorous peer review process.