Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Lifeways staff members are well-versed in the use of Geographic Information Systems to collect and manage small and large databases. Lifeways uses GIS to create and manage models of archaeological potential for clients, manage databases of site location and significance and to record and map site locations in the field. We also use GIS to produce many of our detailed maps of site and artifact distributions for our HRIA and mitigation reports. Our knowledgeable staff is capable of in-depth types of analyses such as view-shed or least cost path analyses. These GIS skills allow us to handle large amounts of site information for clients with large development footprints and to communicate effectively with those clients and government regulators.


GIS is used to affectively record and map site locations relative to proposed developments and modal other potential site locations.



Did you know that...

That one of the first archaeological isotopic analyses of bison bone was undertaken right here in Alberta on remains from Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump?