Site Analysis Extension for ArcMap
Tools: .NET C#, ArcMap, ArcObjects
A renewable energy company required an efficient method for finding parcels suitable for energy use. The analysts are familiar with GIS software, but do not have the time to manually setup the inputs and outputs of a site analysis. ViewPoint Geography developed an ArcMap 9.x extension that manages the entire site analysis process.
The extension features a wizard where the user defines a variety of parameters to use in the site analysis. The module then performs a series of queries and spatial functions and returns the set of parcels that meet the criteria. Standardized output includes a report, a shapefile, and a KML file for use with Google Earth. Each site analysis is saved to a database and can be recalled, modified, and rerun at any time.