Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
BRC’s geographic information systems group is integral in producing synoptic products to depict and calculate survey requirements based on real world environmental variables. Survey area orientation and survey data collection are carefully developed and managed by our GIS specialists using spatial data technologies to support rapid group interaction and reporting. These mapping and analytical products are included in both technical reporting and project management activities.
BRC offers a full range of GIS and remote sensing professional services that have been developed to effectively address our clients’ needs. Professionals at BRC are highly experienced with geospatial data creation, integration, maintenance, analysis, visualization, and application development, as well as delivering final products tailored to each client. BRC uses industry-standard GIS, and remote sensing software packages, such as ESRI ArcGIS, to employ current analysis methods; Trimble and Garmin handheld GPS units and Trimble TerraSync software to aid in electronic field data collection; and large-format digitizers, plotters, and scanners to ensure quick and accurate data input and delivery.
BRC is at the forefront of biological surveying and geospatial data collection. BRC’s Real-time Analytics Project Tracking and Reporting mobile data collection system (“RAPTR”) supports real time survey controls and reporting to provide close monitoring of project activities. Based on mobile GPS and cloud computing technologies, our field teams are employing leading edge field data collection subsystems to provide streamlined survey products, real time reporting, and high resolution mapping to our clients. The RAPTR system collects valuable geospatial data on iOS, Android, Windows (Phone/tablet) to visualize and share GeoSpatial data. RAPTR manages field data collection, assigns tasks to field staff, and monitors collection activity to coordinate efficient and comprehensive surveys.