Database, GIS, & Mapping

Database management and Geographical Information Systems (GISs) have become indispensable in environmental and water resource management for spatial analysis and data visualization.

Database Management - For more than 20 years, SSP&A has been designing, developing, and maintaining large geospatial datasets as an integral part of our project work. Environmental contamination characterization, water resource studies, and hydrologic modeling incorporate various forms of spatial data derived from a broad spectrum of sources, and obtaining the appropriate data and processing it into useable information is one of SSP&A’s strengths.

GIS & Mapping - To extend and complement our environmental and database services, SSP&A provides comprehensive professional services in spatial technologies and cartographic production. Our analysts use cutting-edge GIS software — including ESRI’s ArcView® and ArcGIS™ — to improve the efficiency of our projects. 

The following lists some of SSP&A’s GIS and environmental data management capabilities:

GIS Implementation, Design and Creation Environmental and Engineering Support
  • Data conversion, creation, and georeferencing;
  • Digitizing and data manipulation (raster to vector);
  • Spatial and temporal 3-D visualizations;
  • Systems integration;
  • Project design including GPS field methodology, field data analysis, and custom database design.
  • Remote sensing and aerial photograph acquisition and interpretation;
  • Environmental database design;
  • Natural resources monitoring and assessment;
  • Water quality and site density analysis;
  • Site density analysis;
  • Utilities and transportation route selection and mapping.
Water Resource Applications GIS Land Use and Land Records Management
  • Surface-water and groundwater modeling support;
  • Geochemical site assessment;
  • Regional climate and precipitation pattern mapping;
  • Monitoring well site selection;
  • Watershed delineation.
  • Legal exhibits, publications, and courtroom graphics;
  • Land use planning and zoning;
  • Development strategies and regional best management practices;
  • CAD-based map interpretation and creation.

For more information on how we may assist you with data management, GIS, or cartographic production, please contact Jim Cousins in our Bethesda, Maryland, office (301.718.8900).