Geographic Information System (GIS) is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations.

ACI utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) services to support archaeological and architectural surveys by integrating analyses and geographic data. Aerial photographs, soil, and topographic maps, and Lidar and remote sensing imagery provide the geographically distributed information needed to assess the probability of cultural resources in a project area.

This assists Archaeological Consultants, Inc. in developing predictive models, that take into account variables such as proximity to water, slope, elevation, and drainage to assess the likelihood of encountering sites within a project area.  As a result, ACI can bring together the GIS data and models developed by various county and local entities to develop the plan that best suits our clients’ needs and fulfills government, or due diligence, requirements.

ACI employs Trimble, Juno, and Arc Collector platforms in data collection allowing for submeter accuracy in data collection and versatility in deployment depending on project size, project needs, and field conditions. These platforms allow for concurrent data collection enabling the field crews and project managers to communicate about findings and strategize methodologies in real-time.

Our crew leads and GIS specialists are versed in Arc GIS and have transitioned to Arc Pro to develop visual representations of our results and findings.