Real Geographics processed a table of service provider addresses to enrich Cambia Health Systems data with geographic information. In combination with graphic design specialists at Ideaville, Cambia used geocoding to provide a rich print and web mapping experience for their customers, allowing geographic searches by service provider type and specialty.
Real Geographics can produce elevation models of any site we can fly, with data that compares favorably to high-elevation aerial lidar results for a fraction of the price. Unlike lidar, our photogrammetry-based methods produce a “first-return” product most accurately described as a DSM (digital surface model). Accuracy ranges depending on ground control, sensor elevation, and sensor resolution, and can generally be counted upon for the generation of accurate 1m contours.
Wind power is a business that runs on small profit margins. To keep equipment running at full capacity while accommodating variable wind power and an inflexible grid, an energy group wanted to consider a pumped storage facility to hold excess generation during peak wind and release it on demand. Real Geographics provided site selection intelligence that balanced property ownership contiguity, transmission line proximity, protected environments, and a complex terrain analysis procedure. With a “heat map” of likely sites in hand, company representatives were able to focus their ground work on two or three pre-screened areas of high development potential.
Real Geographics assissted Cogan Owens Greene with GIS analysis and mapping in support of the West Linn EOA. We quantified vacant and redevelopable land on a parcel-by-parcel basis for selected employment-related zones, then overlaid development constraints such as steep slopes, flood hazards, and environmentally sensitive land to arrive at realistic and defensible numbers.
Real Geographics handled data management, spatial adjustments, and gazette-style mapping for DKS Associates and the Lane County Transportation System Plan.
We assisted Siegel Planning Services of Lake Oswego, OR, in an Oregon Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Code Assistance effort in the city of Sandy, Oregon. Real Geographics was responsible for reviewing and synthesizing information from a number of sources to effectively communicate proposed improvements to the City of Sandy’s town center identity, in this case through an elimination of some curbcuts along Highway 26 through the center of town to ease traffic conflicts, placemaking, and roadway setback characterization. Oregon’s TGM Code Assistance Program helps local governments promote multi-modal transportation (biking, walking, transit) and efficient land use.
Real Geographics worked with boora architects and Hoyt Properties to fill in some missing geospatial information in their unique submission to the then-pilot LEED ND certification.
Proximity analyses were key in determining quantifiable criteria like walkability, bicycle facilities, services like grocery stores and pharmacies, storefront materials and setbacks, etc. The first figure shows an example of a final map as presented in the document prepared by boora. Along with the figures, Real Geographics was able to generate defensible, precise data about distances and distribution of features that were key components of demonstrating LEED compliance.
I recently finished up a series of maps for Reah Flisikowski and Julie Sosnovski at DKS Associates showing the current conditions and details of the city’s primary transportation infrastructure, including road classifications, posted speed limits, environmental constraints to development, pedestrian and bicycle network characterization, intersection controls, and roadway safety. These maps were submitted as part of the City’s updated TSP. I’ve posted a few more maps from this series and other TSP efforts in the gallery.
We had a tricky time with the CAD data containing the wetlands delineations, and unfortunately could not track down the projection information we needed to properly fit it to our base data. In addition, pieces of the same feature type appeared in whole or in part in multiple CAD source files as either polyline, polygon, or hash line geometries. After diving in to the CAD info more deeply after the client’s review of the draft raised the question of some missing wetlands, and accounting for some messy feature conversions in the process, we were able to finish off the task on time and within budget to the client’s satisfaction.