Geographic Information Systems
GIS involves the collection, analysis and interpretation of geographically related data. Previous projects have included determining potential habitat suitability for jaguars, development of topographic data sets, estimation of proposed reservoir inundation area, and historical use of fishing grounds by local communities.
Educational opportunities are also available in basic GIS techniques.
Acquisition and interpretation of satellite remote sensing imagery. Past projects have included development of new – and refinement of existing – ecosystem maps, classification of human impact on coastline vegetation, cloud detection and road mapping.
Production of presentation-quality maps from existing data sets or from new data sets developed through GIS or remote sensing activities, as required by specific projects.
Database Design and Implementation
Development of database systems (including Microsoft Access, MySQL, etc.), with integration with GIS solutions where required. Past and ongoing projects include storage of spatially referenced botanical and avian survey data, and a web-hosted GIS-linked wildlife monitoring database spanning several reserves in north-east Belize.