We offer professional and cost-effective GIS solutions to diverse clients in sectors ranging from forestry to environmental to government agencies to First Nations groups. Our deliverables are high-quality and our solutions and strategies are supported by over 20 years of GIS expertise. Ecora manages mapping projects of all scopes, ranging from simple to complex—from single maps to multi-year mapping projects.Ecora has expanded the delivery of our GIS services into South America, Australia and New Zealand. The success of this endeavour is centred around our ability to deliver data management, systems implementation and on the ground training that bridges the gap between the technology and the day-to-day users of the system.
- Operational web-based mapping for licensees (Community Forests)
- LiDAR processing and analysis
- Timber supply analysis
- Natural resource monitoring and development
- Watershed assessment mapping
- Visual impact assessment
- Cartographic modeling
- Spatial analysis – specializing in large datasheets
- Hydrological modeling
- Topological modeling
- Web mapping
- GIS data mining
LiDAR PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS
We offer LiDAR data capture, processing and analysis services to the natural resource and engineering industries. Through the use of drones, we have been able to significantly reduce the cost of traditional LiDAR data collection.
Our LiDAR services include Digital Surface Model (DSM, DEM/DTM) generation, where we can create slope, aspect, and elevation classes, contours, hillshades, and intensity images. We can also produce models and maps for hydrology purposes from these Digital Surface Models.
Our forestry team offers many forestry-specific LiDAR measurements, estimates, and analyses. Direct measurements include tree height, stand density, and crown closure. Estimates include volume, Diameter at Breast Height (DBH), Basal Area, and biomass. Using LiDAR, Ecora can also obtain forest parameters as direct measurements or estimates (derived through modeling) for Vegetation Resources Inventory (VRI) work.
Ecora offers a range of data management solutions from storage and maintenance to full scale corporate data stewardship. Data management services include:
Data Management Services
- Database design, implementation and maintenance
- Ongoing stewardship of corporate data sets
- Spatial data compilation and management
- Digital data loading, conversion and integration
DATA MANAGEMENT WEB APPLICATION
Ecora has built a data management system with an internet mapping tool that meets all needs of Community Forests and other small licensees. Ecora’s web mapping forms the basis of a “best practices” management plan by allowing small licensees permanent access to their spatial data and enhancing business decisions using up to date spatial information. In addition, community values such as hiking and ski trails, and other outdoor activities can be mapped and published in a format the public can access. The goal is to provide an affordable product that enables the small licensee to do the work themselves, but also provides easy access to expertise at Ecora.