Biodiversity Enquiry Service – search within user defined geographical area. Includes report on species, habitat and designated and local site data, categorised to follow a range of International, European, national and locally recognised statuses. GIS plot displaying points (e.g. for species occurrence), or polygons (e.g. for habitat types).
Planning List Checking Service - Planning authorities can submit selected applications or lists of all planning applications for biodiversity searches to an agreed set of criteria, to include species, site and brief habitat audit. This service can be extended for Local Development Plan checking.
Alert GIS layers – A sub-section of species and site data held by the LRCs can be supplied as Alert Layers, through a Data Licence Agreement, tailored to the customers needs. These are then held readily available in the customers IT system and can be mapped on to OS base maps using a variety of GIS softwares. As part of the service, WWBIC can supply regular updates, usually quarterly or 6 monthly, to the customer. These updates will incorporate any additions made to the reporting database. This can be provided as an individual or Wales LRC service.
Data management - Collation and management of species and habitat data to include data exchange with VC recorders for verification and management of data exchanged with NBN Gateway
Digitisation service –Digitisation of Phase1/NVC habitat data or site boundaries into GIS format. Input of species records from paper format into electronic format. Retrieval of data held in obsolete electronic formats.
Species distribution – maps showing distribution of individual species or taxon group by grid square.
Support of Local Biodiversity Action Plans through providing baseline species and habitat data, species audits, and statistics for BARS. (The Biodiversity Action Reporting System)
Internet Map Service Access – Funding Partners can directly access all data held in the main geodatabase at WWBIC through an Internet Map Service. By logging on to this they can view alert layers of the most up to date information on species, habitats and sites held in this database. The information can be viewed mapped over Ordnance Survey base maps or aerial photographs or contextual layers tailored to the customers requirements.
GIS Data analysis and modelling