SLR’s GIS services can help clients turn data into high quality visual representations of spatial information. These enable our clients to make better informed decisions and easily communicate concepts to regulators, professionals and laymen alike.

GIS (Geographical Information Systems/Science) is a computer-based system that is used widely amongst our clients as a way to capture, store, display and analyse data that has a geospatial reference. This allows us to visualise patterns, trends and relationships in the form of distinctive maps.

How can we help?

GIS gives us the ability to map, model, query and analyse large quantities of data stored both outside of and within a relational database according to its geographical location. We can then assign a series of attributes to each spatial feature. This data is held within GIS as a collection of layers that can be linked together by a common location component, such as coordinates, postcodes, census output areas, government boundaries, etc. These layers can contain a variety of different types of data such as transportation networks, site infrastructure, economic activity, hydrology, ecology, population etc.

Through geospatial visualisation, our clients make better informed decisions, enhance internal and stakeholder communication, fulfil statutory requirements, and manage resources and assets more efficiently. Our drawings and output comply with our corporate image and are in accordance with our accredited quality assurance.

Our expertise:

• Data capture, management and manipulation

• Geoprocessing and spatial analysis

• 3D Spatial modelling and visualisation

• GIS project set-up, development and management of systems

• Date transformation (data to spatial layer - integration of data from a wide range of disciplines)

Production of publication-ready thematic maps:

• Locality Maps (National, Regional, Site)

• Strategic Site Selection

• Land Use Identification

• Road Network Figures

• Pollution Plume Diagrams

• Hydrology Diagrams

• Slope Analysis

• Biodiversity Figures

• Off Shore Maps

• Wind Analysis

• Monitoring Diagrams

• Plant Layouts

Our team includes

  • Jonathan Salter Principal GIS Analyst
    Jonathan Salter

    Jonathan is a Principal GIS Lead / GIS Analyst and is responsible for the coordination, development and strategic management of the European GIS Team. He has over 9 years’ experience of using GIS within the environmental planning sector having worked at multi-disciplinary environmental companies prior to SLR.

    Jonathan has wide-ranging knowledge in using commercial GIS software packages across a wide variety of multi-disciplinary projects throughout their lifecycles. He has extensive experience in leading GIS teams in the delivery of technical drawings and complex spatial analysis outputs for reports, environmental impact assessments and development consent orders. In addition, Jonathan has project managed bespoke GIS projects for clients across a variety of both public and private sectors. He has experience of delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects, from initial feasibility study, to submission and support during examination.

  • Neil Gouder Project GIS Analyst
    Neil Gouder
  • Meghan McGaffin GIS Coordinator
    Meghan McGaffin

    Meghan is a GIS Coordinator with over 17 years of experience working in GIS, having spent 11 years as a GIS Analyst for the City of Milford. In that time she served on numerous local, regional, and state GIS committees and organizations intent on fostering the improvement of GIS standards, practices and skills across the state’s GIS Community. She was the Communications Coordinator for the former New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) and former Steering Committee member of the Connecticut GIS User’s Network. She served on the South Central Connecticut Council of Government’s Geospatial Committee and Regional Hazard Mitigation Committee. In 2012 she worked closely with the former Connecticut Geospatial Council to draft legislation requiring utility companies to share their pole data with municipalities.

    Meghan has significant expertise with the ESRI suite of GIS software products for data creation & management, spatial analysis, and map creation. She has extensive experience with ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, ArcServer, and a wide range of additional software products, including ViewPermit, Vision Appraisal, and Cartegraph. She has also utilized Trimble GIS with ArcPad software to collect field data.

  • Bryan Valve Technical Discipline Manager, CADD/GIS
    Bryan Valve

    Bryan has over 15 years’ experience and leads the GIS/CADD team in Canada. His ability to provide real world solutions using data management, the application of Geographic Information Systems and spatial modelling have made him an invaluable asset to any project. He is well versed in the concepts of relational databases, spatial database design and spatial data analysis.

    Bryan has been involved in a variety of projects including Environmental Assessments (EA) for highways, pipelines, transmission lines, mines and residential developments, Phase I and II ESA’s, Renewable Energy Approvals (REA), Natural Heritage Studies, Hydrogeologic Studies and long-term Habitat and Wildlife Monitoring Programs.