Assessment and Implementation
Geology maps are often used to identify and assess suitable sites for proposed sand and gravel operations. The purpose of such geology mapping is to identify the guidelines and constraints of areas of conflict such as buffer zones around parks, zoning, wetlands, residences, streams and roads.
Data Conversion and Compilation
After the initial assessment and implementation is the data conversion and compilation process which begins with a literature review and digital data search. Digital data compiled often includes a soils database, aerial photographs, United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographic quadrangle maps, surficial geology datasets and other spatial information.
The Layered Approach
The spatial information collected is then layered to reflect either a particular use or a characteristic of the landscape. This layered approach allows us to transform data into concrete information our clients can use to identify locations of sand and gravel deposits with collective resource potential.
The Final Step
The final step is to create and output an easily understood map that visually and graphically illustrates the results of the full analysis.