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GIS Services

GIS Data Collection
GIS data collection and processing using GPS enabled devices and mobile GIS applications such as Open Data Kit (ODK), SurveyCTO, KoboToolBox, Commcare, Device Magic and Survey123. Linking daily businesses and GIS helps to display insights and trends to enable make informed decisions for improved service delivery.
For streamlined and elaborate delivery of GIS data services, services such as data capture which starts from spatial data collection, storage, manipulation, management, processing and analysis to the production and dissemination of the several outputs. The key services provided include:
  • Mobile data collection, conversion of hardcopy data formats using techniques such as scanning and digitizing.
  • Data interpretation and analysis via digital image processing, aerial photo interpretation, feature extraction and modeling.
  • Data output and dissemination through cartographic map production and web mapping using available APIs.
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GIS Training
Capacity building is the basic success factor for any organization and institution. Training is essential as it empowers organizations and institutions get instilled with relevant modern GIS skills. Our awareness is drawn to different groups in institutions and organizations with a difference in educational and technical needs. IRES is well endowed with experts of varied and proven spatial training experience. Our training utilizes materials which meet the highest quality standards in the market for the institutions and organizations.

IRES offers a wide range of GIS training learning paths ranging from basic, intermediate and advanced skills related to GIS technology, Remote Sensing and web mapping among others. Our GIS short courses utilizes both proprietary and open source GIS tools such as ESRI ArcGIS and Q-GIS focusing on utility industries, local governments, land administration and management, NGOs and private organizations. At IRES, we assure you that our variety of training courses will meet your needs in handling both geospatial projects and assignments. We aspire delivering quality learning through instructor-led trainings. Our client-oriented course curriculum equips participants with GIS skill-set in different areas of expertise at technical level. Corporate, individual, scheduled, in-house and tailor made instructor-led courses are offered at the client’s convenient time. Budget and standard. Our collection of training courses is aimed towards enabling clients become high performing and productive individuals.
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Geo-database design and creation
A geodatabase is an alternate way to store GIS information in one large file, which can contain multiple point, polygon, and/or polyline layers. It’s an appropriate way of organizing data than having multiple shapefiles contained in multiple folders. While shapefiles are still very popular and commonly available, you may run into geodatabases in your search for useful data
The main aim goal of enterprise GIS database solutions is to provide meaningful business intelligence to management as well as accurate data, products and marketing information to clients. GIS technology is increasingly becoming the core centers of business enterprises. Once the decision to reap the benefits of an enterprise GIS has been made, an enterprise-based methodology is required to plan, implement, and support the GIS. A strategy is required to support building the system as well as maintaining it throughout its lifetime. Geodatabase design and creation from IRES will comprise of the services such as:
  • 1.Advise on appropriate enterprise GIS solution based on the actual size, needs, budget and requirements of the client.
  • Installation, configuration and performance tuning of enterprise GIS software products tailored towards the client’s needs.
  • Development of flexible geodatabases through the use of industry-standard database models, tools and software.
  • Development of GeoPortals for one-stop gathering, integration, and dissemination of spatial information to clients

Geodatabase architecture comprises of the data capture and conversion elements. GIS experts can design and implement a Geodatabase architecture with:
  • ESRI personal and file geodatabase.
  • Oracle Spatial
  • ODBC
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS

For successful implementation and harnessing most out of GIS technologies, one has to consider and plan for the needs before beginning system acquisition, database and application development. Our seasoned and experienced consulting team provides services to support the implementation of various projects as well as services for organizations ensuring that specific needs like strategic planning, requirements definition and user needs assessment are full and well taken care.
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Land Information System
Land Information System (LIS) is a Geographic Information System for cadastral and land-use mapping, typically consisting of accurate, current and reliable land record cadastre and associated attributes. It comprises of spatial data that represent the legal boundaries of land tenure and provides a vital base layer for integration into other spatial information systems or as a standalone solution that permits users to retrieve, create, update, store, visualize, analyze and publish land information. Map-based Land Information Systems deliver real benefits to a range of organizations:
  • Land owners including estate managers, agri-business cooperatives, and government authorities
  • Natural resource use companies comprising of forestry, extraction and wind energy companies
  • Local and central government requiring accurate land and building use inventories

LIS can be developed and implemented on a desktop application mostly the Social Tenure Domain Model (SDTM) or as an interactive and shareable web map.
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Environmental Information Systems
Environmental management is increasingly complex and dependent on gathering, processing, and organizing large amounts of data in a faster way. Regulators, policy makers, enforcers and the public have high expectations about accuracy and availability of information from the environmental inventory. IRES utilizes a dedicated team of specialists to provide customized information systems. We design and develop both offline and online systems to help clients around the world gather, organize and manage their data. Whether you need a web portal to track environmental permits or an application that analyzes geospatial imagery, IRES works with your project to achieve its exact information system needs. Services
  • Compliance reporting systems
  • Environmentaldata digitization and management
  • Information system audits and assessments
  • Traditional Knowledge mapping and data management
  • Geodatabase> design, development, and maintenance
  • Automating field data collection systems
  • Sensor-web enablement
Applications that IRES would build and support the following:
  • Hydrometric, water quality and climate data integration systems
  • Community based monitoring platforms
  • Environmental data interoperability and exchange systems
  • Stakeholder engagement platforms
  • Web-GIS mapping and analysis systems
  • Satellite data integration and analysis
  • Cultural resource management systems

Location Analytics

Location Analytics is the ability to gain business insight from the location (geographic) component of business data (CRITIGEN). IRES Location Analytics (I-LOCAS) brings to you the Power of location As a business or an organization now just think about the location of your interest, then all the other details of the place and the immediate surroundings can easily be collected, analyzed and appropriate reporting done for timely and informed decision making through state of the art equipment and modern technologies to thus enabling remote understanding of a given area. This is the best, most effective and efficient way for the analysis of enormous data targeting new business branches, targeted products and groups, real estate development, setting up of new schools and other points of interests.

I-LOCAS brings to you the Power of location

As a business or an organization now just think about the location of your interest, then all the other details of the place and the immediate surroundings can easily be collected, analyzed and appropriate reporting done for timely and informed decision making through state of the art equipment and modern technologies to thus enabling remote understanding of a given area.
This is the best, most effective and efficient way for the analysis of enormous data targeting new business branches, targeted products and groups, real estate development, setting up of new schools and other points of interests.

I-LOCAS PROFILE

Our comprehensive decision support solution is well tailored to support businesses and organizations in sifting through and analyzing massive data to solve problems and make better decisions.

I-LOCAS has a wide coverage that includes;

  1. Quantitative, qualitative, analytical and comprehensive demographic information for a specific location and ranks.
  2. Ground truthed satellite information for facilities and features.
  3. Proximal distance of feature to another.
  4. Socio-economic profile of a specific location.
  5. Built-up change analysis as from satellite imagery of different epochs.
  6. Location mapping for different points, lines and polygons.
  7. Specific satellite imagery change detection analysis.
  8. Environmental, socio-economic and natural resources inventories.
  9. Land Cover Land Use analyses for different epochs derived from different satellite platforms.
  10. Comprehensive agricultural sector information such as soil characteristics including type, texture, pH and others.
  11. Frequent information update for the integration with the upcoming trends.
  12. Social amenities such as schools, places of worship, security
  13. Commercial entities such as industries and factories and infrastructure.
  14. Detailed infrastructural spatial maps like roads, rails, air and water, among others.

Our Solutions

I-LOCAS :-DATA

Involves data collection, management, analysis and display through advanced technologies to simplify your work.

I-LOCAS :- BUSINESS

We offer this service to the business community to aids in measurement and making of diverse business decisions such distribution, branches, price dynamics, business potential of different areas, customer dynamics among others

I-LOCAS :- INFRASTRUCTURE

Measurement of ease of accessibility to various locations through transportation networks.

I-LOCAS :- AGRICULTURE

Determination of agricultural strengths of a particular area. This usually comprises of the deep analysis of the soil characteristics in a given locality like type of soil, soil salinity, moisture and texture from a GIS system.

I-LOCAS :- HYDROLOGY

Visualization and analysis of hydrological features like rivers, watersheds, lakes among others.

I-LOCAS :- REMOTE SENSING

Visualize places of faster growth and development.Detect changes in built-up areas through satellite imagery analysis.

I-LOCAS :- WILDLIFE AND TOURISM

Information about tourist attraction sites, hotels/lodges, campsites and accessibility to various wildlife and tourism facilities.

I-LOCAS :- HEALTH

Analysis of health facilities for inferential and descriptive deductions to facilitate proper decision making to ensure that there are better health systems and delivery.

I-LOCAS :- WEB

Creation of shareable and interactive web maps using available APIs for worldwide reach of your information.

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I-LOCAS :- 3D

Map of the spatial data in three dimensions for proper and enhanced visualization of the final products.

I-LOCAS Analysis

Apply advanced decision support analysis including indices, tTime series and regression models to the data for identification of other changes; like national power grid expansion and demographic dynamics. , etc.

This brings out areas that are often underserved by utilities and amenities like shopping facilities, schools, and health facilities




About Us

IRES Environment Institute is a leading consultancy thematic section within IRES Research Training and Consultancy firm. It specializes mainly in environment and GIS. In the environment section, the following areas are covered; environmental capacity building, climate change and adaptations, environmental impact assessments, environmental audits, occupational health and safety assessments, feasibility studies, real estate services among other cross cutting issues.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Under this we have the following services:


Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a critical examination of the effects of a project on the environment. We carry out An EIA identify both negative and positive impacts of any development activity or project, how it affects individuals, their assets and the environment. Through proper EIA our clients are able to identify actions to take in order to alleviate undesirable effects, while maximizing on the helpful aspects of the projects. EIA is essentially a preventive process. It strives to achieve less adverse impacts on the environment and reduces risks


EIA is conducted in order to: -

  • Identify impacts of a project or any task on the environment.
  • Forecast the likely changes on the environment (positive or negative) as a result of the development.
  • Evaluate the impacts of the various alternatives on the project.
  • Propose mitigation measures for the significant negative impacts of the project on the environment.
  • enerate baseline data for monitoring and evaluating impacts, including mitigation measures during the project cycle.
  • Highlight environment issues with a view to guiding policy makers, planners, stakeholders and government agencies to make environmentally and economically sustainable decisions.

Environmental Audit

Under this we have the following services:


Upon request by our clients we carry out systematic documented, periodic and objective evaluation of how activities and processes of ongoing project/s to determine how far these activities and programs conform to the approved environmental management plan of that specific project and sound environmental management practices.  

Training

(Capacity Building through Training: mainstreaming environmental sustainability in corporate Planning and Management)

The institute achieves this objective by creating various strategies to empower corporates, NGOs, businesses and local populations to comprehend the processes of sustainable environmental planning and management, environmental impact assessment and audits processes and also how to integrate good environmental practices in their daily business operations. We simplify complex environmental problems and make it easy for our clients to understand and appreciate the investments customers bring to the community and best ways to balance these activities without compromising the integrity of the community assets and security.

Occupational Health and Safety

The goal of occupational health and safety assessments is to determine the potential risk to the health and safety of workers. This is accomplished by assessing the health hazards and physico-chemical properties of the chemical, estimating exposure and characterising risk. For new industrial chemicals, the occupational health and safety risk assessment is conducted based on hazards of the chemical and possible exposure scenarios. For existing chemicals atmospheric monitoring or biomonitoring data may be available for use in characterising exposure

Our services include:

  • Exposure assessment: conducted by establishing the use pattern of the chemical and identifying the sources of occupational exposure.
  • Risk characterisation: the health risk of the chemical to workers is characterised by integrating exposure and potential hazards.
  • Risk management: we assess current risk-reduction strategies and, if the risk characterisation shows cause for concern, further control measures are recommended.

Contact Us

+254 715077817 | +254 792516000
outreach@indepthresearch.org
Westlands, Rhapta Road
Njema Court, Suite R2

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