Intrinsic to much of our cartographic design practice is the application of geographic information systems (GIS) along with other mapping and (geo)spatial analysis tools. Many mapping projects begin with GIS to analyse and process spatial data before it is re-presented and re-purposed for publication, disemminated either online or in print.
“..the potential for new geospatial technologies to unlock economic value for the UK is tremendous. From agriculture, to housing and planning, from insurance to energy production, geospatial data is being captured, processed, and analysed in genuinely transformative ways.”
‘Future Technologies Review’, UK Geospatial Commission
Geospatial analysis and visualisation services examining entities using their topological, geometric or geographic properties can be undertaken, along with any resultant Geographic Data Visualisations (GDV). Outputs can encompass techniques such as kernel density maps, convex hull, feature buffers, geocoding, cluster analysis, voronoi lines, terrain analysis and various other (geo)spatial and morphological operations.
There are numerous tools available today to explore geographic data. It’s a much more accessible arena than it used to be, no longer dominated by expensive and complicated desktop applications. Get in touch to discuss your needs. We may be able to advise you on options for your use case.
Other tools encompass photogrammetry, to create 3D models and other visualisations, and Space Syntax enables insights in to walkability, accessibility, public transport integration, land use and development implications on movement—vaulable in fields such as wayfinding.