What We Do

Integral for your successful GIS

Create, update and maintain your spatial data

Spatial data describes an extensive range of elements or business assets – e.g. roads, terrain, infrastructure, hydrology or ecosystems.

Your GIS is only as good as the data that you put into it

As the volume of location-based data continues to grow exponentially, a lot of time and money is invested in creating and collecting data. This now includes images, demographic information, drive times and any other field records that can be given precise positional characteristics. In many cases spatial information is hard to find, difficult to access and hard to use.

Maintain the integrity of spatial data

Without effective spatial data management, much of this data could be lost or inaccessible to future projects. Skip expensive rework and maximize your return on investment by applying best practices in spatial data management.

Maintain the integrity of spatial data with a consistent and accurate file system that centralizes information, metadata and data sources. Enable easy accessibility, customization and streamlined data production.

Make maps faster, cheaper, and more accurate.

Rely on spatial data to make your critical decisions

A spatial data management system created by LAT60 maximizes the value of GIS, enabling managers to make quicker and more confident decisions.

We make it easier for users to understand the relationships between complex datasets, thus improving their analysis.

A rich collection of comprehensive, inclusive and customizable data, enables easier identification, tracking and access to information that exists today, while preparing your GIS to accommodate new information as it becomes available.

LAT60’s team is highly experienced with:

  • organizing and structuring data,
  • system integration,
  • system architecture and design.

Our customized service and expertise has earned us a reputation for addressing our clients’ needs with the most current, practical and innovative approaches. We are prepared to comply with our client’s IT and GIS standards and procedures.

We have strict policies around data security and client confidentiality, ensuring your data remains your data – and no one else’s.

Experience – First Nation’s traditional knowledge

We have been involved with the data collection, analysis and ongoing management for our First Nation’s clients’ traditional land use and knowledge data.

  • Stored a rich collection of spatial data in a centralized location allowing easy access for all users.
  • Streamlined data collection and QA/QC methods.

We have worked with a number of First Nation clients to develop methods to facilitate the management, collection, display, and analysis of both the current and future Traditional Use (TUS), infrastructure, housing, and on reserve oil and gas development datasets using a Geographic Information System (GIS).This TUS data not only includes spatial (mapped) data (usually existing as shapefiles, GPS tracks, or hard copy maps) but also such things as interview transcripts, pictures, videos and voice recordings. All of these things can be linked together using a properly developed GIS.Besides facilitating the production of maps, perhaps the most important use of the GIS is as the definitive record keeper of TUS data.

Experience – Transmission Line

Over the years our team has provided GIS services for many Electrical Utility projects centering on transmission line route planning. These projects have ranged in scope from small lines a few kilometres longs to projects over 100km and employing hundreds of people. Some examples of the maps we have produced include:

  • Operational Overview
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Caribou Protection Plan
  • Timber Value / Brushing
  • Road Use and Crossing Agreements
  • Cross Sections of watercourse crossings & steep terrain
  • Construction progress updates
  • Creation and management of data sets including conversions of CAD to GIS

Experience – Forestry

When we were tasked with ensuring the integrity of a large forestry company’s spatial data system, we took the following steps:

  • Stored a rich collection of spatial data in a centralized location.
  • Applied sophisticated rules and relationships to the data.
  • Defined advanced geospatial relational models (e.g., topologies, networks).
  • Maintained integrity of the spatial data in a consistent, accurate database.
  • Worked within a multiuser access and editing environment.
  • Integrated spatial data with other IT databases.
  • Supported custom features as needed.

Enhanced insight into patterns and relationships

Geography influences nearly every decision

Being able to choose the optimal gravel pit site, select a road or transmission line route or develop an emergency response plans involves questions of geography.

GIS allows you to overlay various data sets to assess, understand, question, interpret and visualize spatial data. This is instrumental in delineating relationships and ultimately revealing patterns and trends.

Your spatial data has so much more potential than simply creating maps.

Spatial data analysis answers our clients’ most critical questions, ultimately improving resource allocation and planning, facilitating management of natural resources, enhancing communications and yielding extensive cost savings.

Increasingly our clients are using spatial data analysis to gain insights into additional areas of their business —increasing efficiencies and generating higher returns.

Let spatial data analysis help answer your complex questions:

  • How has industry impacted traditional land use?
  • Which location is most likely to have recoverable gravel?
  • Where is it most suitable to locate a road?
  • What is the most economic log haul route?

Make better decisions faster and more economically.

Make better decisions. We can help.

Spatial data analysis is integral to making wise and well-informed decisions, based on data, not hunches.

LAT60’s experienced team analyzes geospatial data to assess the suitability of a location for a particular industrial use; how environmental or other factors change over time; or the impact of development on traditional land use.

Suitability analysis

Determine land use suitability. Assess the most appropriate route or location for your project (e.g., gravel pit, transmission line, access roads, pipeline, etc.).

Change analysis

More accurately forecast future changes with analysis of data over time. Develop risk and mitigation strategies for changing environments such as waterways, vegetation, or biodiversity.

Traditional land and water use

Using mapping and analysis to preserve traditional Aboriginal knowledge (hunting, fishing, or ceremonial sites) and assess changes (e.g. game density over time) within their traditional territory.

Wildlife habitat

Assess impact and mitigation to wildlife habitats and sensitive ecological areas, including population size and distribution, habitat use and preference, habitat changes, regional biodiversity.

Emergency response planning

Spatial analysis and mapping determines the right information and ideal format to allow rapid understanding by responders (physical geography, infrastructure, regional boundaries, optimal routes, location, or drive times, etc.).

Experience – First Nations’ Traditional Land Use

Industrial profiles offer a unique snapshot of Oil & Gas, Utility, and Aggregate company’s footprints

within a Nation’s defined study area. Profiles are created to summarize the industrial activity, by company, by disposition type, by geographic area, and is presented in both map and tabular format.

Experience – Gravel Industry

We have been hired to calculate cycle times of different route options for gravel suppliers, from multiple source locations, including the location of competing sources. This allowed our client to fully understand his position in the market, and use this information to gain market share, and profits.

One of the most effective forms of communication

If a picture is worth 1000 words… a map is worth 1000 pictures.

An effective map conveys accurate information and communicates exactly what you need — and no more.
map

We know that general or off-the-shelf maps can often be a hindrance, missing essential data while including inaccuracies and extraneous information.

Excellent maps are not only accurate and up to date, they clearly display the right information you need in the format that works best for your situation.

Eliminate doubt, confusion and rework with our custom maps suited exactly to your needs. Never again be on site with missing data or features, or overly complex or inaccurate maps.

Not all maps are created equal.

At the core, we like to design and produce fantastic maps with the most current, accurate and best data possible.

We provide a full range of digital mapping services including:

  • Regional basemaps
  • 2 dimensional digitizing of orthophotos
  • Planimetric maps
  • Topographic maps
  • Digital terrain models (DTM)
  • Hard copy maps

We can also provide the base data and fill any gaps with custom datasets suited to your specific needs.

Traditional land and water use, wildlife habitat, gravel pits and emergency response plans are examples of our project experience. Commonly compiled features include access roads, transmission lines, pipelines, buildings, hydrology and vegetation cover.

We can make any map you need, whether it’s just one or a whole series.