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GIS & Mapping Services

Chartwell Consultants Ltd. offers a wide range of analytical GIS and mapping services to a variety of clients throughout Western Canada. Close integration with our field services ensures that our products meet industry and client standards.

Our clients include forest companies, first nations, utility corporations, private sector organizations, and all levels of government. Our GIS department uses cutting-edge technology and develops innovative solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

 

GIS & Mapping Services

Whether it is figuring out timber volumes, wildlife habitat impacts or finding the most direct route to a location, Chartwell’s team of GIS analysts have the experience and knowledge to get the answers you need from your data. Our team has years of experience analyzing and quantifying spatial data using either raster or vector based analysis. We can provide the answers you need by using developed and proven methods or even provide a new innovative solution.

Designing a proper database can be a challenge. Technical decisions about data types, domains, and related tables are essential for a robust database; however, many organizations do not have the technical support or expertise to properly address these challenges. Chartwell can take the guesswork out of building a reliable database management system. We have the resources to design and build spatial or non-spatial databases from the ground up. Our expertise includes database management for small and large utility companies, forestry companies, and government agencies. We have experience with both proprietary and open-source software and can integrate your database solution with our field collection, mapping, and web service solutions. Contact Chartwell to learn how having a properly designed database management system can help your organization.

At Chartwell, we make many kinds of ESF submissions on a regular basis, including but not limited to: Forest Licence Cutting Permits, Road Permits, Special Use Permits, Forestry Licence to Cut applications, RESULTS Opening and Forest Cover Submissions, and ECAS submissions. We have a dedicated team of analysts with several years of ESF experience that are able to make successful submissions quickly and efficiently. We have built custom applications that allow for the automated conversion of spatial and attribute data to XML/GML that significantly cuts down on the XML preparation time for submissions. Contact us for any of your ESF submission requirements.

Do you want to harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) for your organization and don’t know where to start? Chartwell Consultants can work with you to outline your GIS needs and find the right solution for you. We have the experience to identify what kind of service you need. If you are a private company, municipal or city government, or large organization, Chartwell can organize and set up any kind of system you need by suggesting hardware and software packages to suit your needs. We also provide hosted GIS services. We will set up and manage your data and provide user friendly access through optional interfaces such as web-map solutions, mobile devices and hardcopy products.

 

The exponential growth in mobile technology provides new opportunities to leverage the power of mobile devices for field data collection. However, the setup and management of mobile data collection software can be both expensive and challenging. Chartwell has experience setting up mobile solutions for a variety of clients and can provide a customized mobile solution that meets your organisation’s needs. We have expertise in mobile devices running Android, iOS, and Windows 8 and can even provide options that include post-processed data and offline editing – for when high-accuracy data is required outside of cell-phone reception. Our mobile solutions integrate seamlessly with our database design, mapping, and forestry services providing a complete solution from field to desktop. If you are having trouble deciding on a mobile platform or building your mobile field collection solution, contact Chartwell to learn about your options.

 

Chartwell has extensive experience with operational mapping and database management for utilities. This includes a number of different mapping services and solutions for hydroelectric, oil and gas, or telecommunications companies. This includes overview maps for outlining access, detailed infrastructure maps, road prescription maps or custom map templates. We work hard to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients for all of their mapping needs. Our enterprise database system allows for multi-user editing so that several of our GIS analysts can work on any area at the same time. This enables us to quickly produce high quality maps for time-sensitive layout projects.

 

Chartwell has extensive experience with operational mapping and database management of cut blocks. We produce standard 11×17 layout cut block mapping including Harvest Plan / Road Overview maps, Appraisal Maps, Site Plan Maps, Timber Cruise Maps, Terrain Hazard assessment Maps, and Detailed and Overview Location Maps. We work hard to meet and exceed the expectations of our forestry clients for all of their mapping needs. Our enterprise database system allows for multi-user editing so that several of our GIS analysts can work on any cut block or area at the same time. This enables us to quickly produce high quality maps for time-sensitive layout projects.

 

Mapping products are increasingly moving online. However, navigating the complex set of options and software can be overwhelming. Chartwell offers a suite of options for web services that can meet your company’s needs. We have experience building and hosting web mapping applications for utility and forestry companies using both open-source software and industry standard proprietary software. Our web mapping solutions also include options for Google Earth, so you can access your mapping data in the application that best suits your needs. We are able to provide stand-alone web mapping services or solutions that integrate with our database setup, mobile collection, and forestry services. Contact us to learn about your options for online mapping, or to view a sample of web-maps we’ve created.