GIS Solutions

The power of a Geographic Information System comes from the ability to relate different information in a spatial context and to reach a conclusion about this relationship. Most of the information we have about our world contains a location reference, placing that information at some point on the globe. Using spatial databases, different layers of GIS data can be analysed at a level of complexity that would be impossible with individual paper maps.

For example, data about precipitation, elevation, erosion and crop types can be integrated in a GIS to analyse any connection between these parameters. The result may be that steep slopes with low density crops are extremely prone to erosion and this information can lead to better decision making.

Similarly, a GIS can be used to find the cheapest route through the terrain for the construction of a new road, or it can find the fastest route through an existing network.

GIS is widely used in natural resource management, mapping, construction, marketing etc. GRAS has extensive experience in using GIS in combination with remote sensing data sets and GRAS provides image data and Digital Elevation Models ready to be used in a GIS. Furthermore, GRAS extracts information from images (i.e. land cover classifications, snow cover extent, roads and buildings) that can be used directly for GIS analyses.