Airports Company Protects Wildlife with GIS

The ACSA are to be commended for the work they are doing  with their GIS systems.  According to their news site, they are using a comprehensive GIS system in various ways, one of which is a wildlife counting module incorporated within their wildlife management programme.

ACSA have included within their environmental awareness programme the use of hand-held Trimble devices with GPS functionality.  ACSA wildlife officers are utilising these GPS devices in field to build accurate databases to manage airport infrastructure in order to reduce bird strike risks.  Additionally grass height adjacent to runways is monitored and managed, reducing the incidence of birds nesting in the vicinity.

Well done ACSA!  This is a great example of corporate business utilising cutting edge technologies for sustainable business practices.