The benefits of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are realized by many organizations in the private and public sector. Listed below are examples of EIM Sensor case studies for Urban Planning.

City of Tampa

The EPA Office of Research and Development (EPA ORD) has been directing efforts over the past few years towards the aggregation of independent environmental monitoring initiatives into a national framework that can be accessed by a broader research audience and other environmental science stakeholders such as urban planners. EIM Sensor assisted in the planning and architecture to develop the initial version of the Decision Support Platform (DSP) to enhance urban planning and land management decision-making activities.

Bureau of Prisons

A site survey was conducted for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) for a proposed Staff Training Facility in McDowell, West Virginia. The survey provided CADD topographic drawings of the area with contour lines at half-meter intervals at a 1:500 scale. Additional spot elevations were added for the existing storm water inlet located along the road and edge and center line of existing pavement at the top of the sewer manholes located in and adjacent to the parking Lot.


EIM Sensor deployed and collected data from environmental buoys for coastal water monitoring. Environmental data collected from the buoys were combined with ecological models and along with other sampling data were incorporated into a marine spatial planning tool to support decision-making activities. The project leveraged GIS technologies to link remotely sensed NASA Earth Science Projects with empirical models of beach contamination. EIM Sensor developed a spatial interface to display water quality data for the Pensacola area to enhance situational awareness of conditions that could adversely affect human health and well-being.