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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Capabilities

McFarland Johnson is experienced in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide enhanced analysis and improved visual renderings for a variety of project needs. The use of GIS in projects allows for clients to receive attributed data providing various levels of detailed information to clients that cannot be achieved in some forms of Computer Aided Design. GIS utilizes two-dimensional and three-dimensional layers to portray and analyze various features including population density, road locations and driving times, wetland locations and buffer zones, and property boundaries. GIS operates utilizing polygons, points, or lines, each of which can be portrayed in various ways to allow for easier interpretation by users.

MJ utilizes GIS for a variety of purposes including routing, land use planning, airport service area analysis, site selection, and airspace obstruction analysis and electronic Airport Layout Plans (electronic ALP's, or e-ALP's). MJ maintains up-to-date GIS technology including ESRI's ArcGIS 10, as well as various extensions including 3D Analyst and Network Analyst. In addition to MJ's use of GIS for detailed analysis, MJ is also experienced with the Federal Aviation Administration's new Airports GIS (AGIS) standards.

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