How can environmental consultants target the information that really matters for large sites?

Envirocheck Analysis is now available for use on larger sites up to 100 hectares in size.  

We have launched a new user case series to showcase the unparalleled ease, accuracy and efficiency gains environmental consultants can enjoy when using Envirocheck Analysis.

This series will use common projects as scenarios to illustrate how environmental consultants can radically alter their workflow by managing site history, targeting key information and drawing this data into report templates for presentations.  

In this scenario, an environmental consultant is using Envirocheck Analysis to investigate and present data on a rural site with historical farm use.

 

 

To present a clear assessment of risks to clients, Local Authorities and external stakeholders, environmental consultants need to be able to focus on important data.

As sites increase in size, so does the volume of data and mapping requiring review. For a consultant or engineer, the real-world benefit of having access to seamless mapping layers combined with data of choice is extremely powerful.  

In this scenario, the environmental consultant needed to undertake a Phase 1 Desk Study on behalf of a national house builder. The site was large, semi-rural and had several areas that had already been flagged as potential zones of contamination due to historical land use. Envirocheck Analysis allowed a review to be undertaken online, negating the requirement to navigate between sets of historical maps and data sheets – a common result of processing large sites as PDF’s.   

By utilising the mapping tool, they quickly identified that between 1845 and 1929 there was a farm on part of the land. In addition, the map for 1927 depicted that a sheep dip was present as well as a number of tanks and a pond.   

Representing these initial findings in context was straightforward. They used the drawing tools to digitise the key features to their own independent layer. By switching the mapping from historical to current they were able to visualise how they interact with the site and wider area. Taking measurements was also a simple process using the dedicated tool, a far cry from printing a map to scale and using a scale ruler to carefully calculate distances.   

Furthermore the ability to identify nearby pathways for contamination was easily achievable using the available data controls. As this particular site was around 80 hectares in size, the option to select individual data sets, adjust the search distance and combine with other interrelated data sets was invaluable.



 

Read more about how you can easily filter data to create the reports you need with Envirocheck Analysis.  

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