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Tools for real-time environmental due diligence


Discover how you can find project sites faster and avoid critical environmental red flags.

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Using GIS data without context and experience puts your next development project at risk.

Make smarter, faster project planning decisions with Transect

Project developers that use Transect filter through potential project sites faster and are better informed about environmental risks. They anticipate permitting roadblocks and solve problems quickly. And they spend way less time and money while they’re at it.

HERE'S HOW TRANSECT MAKES IT HAPPEN >>

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Control Project Costs


Increase your deal flow while decreasing costs. Bring your project planning process in-house and eliminate dependence on inadequate mapping tools or data gatekeepers.

Company-Wide Collaboration


Company-wide collaborative tools, like snapshot views and comment feeds, keep your whole team involved in the project planning process. 

Make It Earth and Project Friendly


Avoiding sensitive environmental areas is not only good for conservation, it's good for the bottom line. Look beyond just slope and proximity to transmission lines - endangered species and long permit timelines can be just as important to your project success. 

On-Demand & Easy to Use


An in-browser, user-friendly interface that anyone can use - no data or GIS skills required. Plus we have experts ready to help you on our monitored chat line. 

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Easily build a site portfolio that fits all your criteria 

The perfect project site has the right size, the right landscape, the right proximity to infrastructure, and it won't get hung up in permitting red tape.

Find your perfect project site faster and smarter with Vision, a mapping tool that helps you focus on qualified parcels, avoid landscape-based constraints, and run siting campaigns at scale.

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Layers + Projects


Explore Transect's data layers, including environmental, infrastructure, parcels, slope, and more, as well as customized layers for your company. 

Easily search for, evaluate, and save sites as a project using our parcel size filter or upload your own KML files.

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Save It + Share It


Don’t want to lose your work? Save it for later by creating a snapshot of the current view, projects, layers, and settings with the ability to edit, duplicate and delete a snapshot whenever you want. 

Keep your whole team involved in the site selection process by sharing your snapshots or viewing snapshots shared with you. Track project communication using the snapshot comment feed.

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Permits + Timelines


Site selection is just the beginning...

Next, you need site-specific analysis and expert insight into how environmental constraints like endangered species, wetlands, cultural resources, federal, state, and local regulations, permits, and more will impact your project footprint, budget, and schedule by seamlessly transitioning your project into a Transect Report.

Environmental due diligence made easy (and better)

Right now, you are paying thousands of dollars and waiting days upon days to have your proposed project sites professionally evaluated for environmental red flags.  We can fix that!

Generate on-demand, in-depth, and highly-accurate Critical Issues Analysis with Reports to minimize the permit burden to your project footprint, schedule, and budget.

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Data Layers

Where do we even begin? 

Wetlands, rivers, navigable waterways, public lands, parcel data, cultural sites, hazardous facilities, preliminary and final floodplains, protected species, special regulatory districts, tribal areas, soils, geology, contours, slope, aspect, watersheds, aquifers, landslide, karst areas, substations, transmission lines, pipelines, power plants, oil and gas plays, cell towers, opportunity zones, mines, faults, and an elephant-ton more.

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Concern Ratings & Permit Matrix

 

Data is helpful, but what does it mean for your project success? Transect Reports use the data layers to assess high, medium, or low concern ratings to help you better understand key roadblocks to successful development on the site.

Each Transect Report includes a list of site-specific regulations and permits, a description of what triggered the permit, links to permit applications, permit timelines, and recommendations for next steps, like an onsite survey or agency coordination.

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On-Call Specialists

 

Need recommendations for a regional consultant? Want to talk to a biologist about a wetlands permitting process? With Transect, our team of specialists is just a phone call (or chat) away.

Our team of consultants is available to you any time. Request an expert review for any of your Transect Reports, or schedule a call with us to talk about your data or permitting questions. 

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Expertise Outside the Map


Sometimes you need more:
more data, more research, more visibility, more help.


The Transect Marketplace makes it easy to browse and buy additional environmental services that help keep your project on track.

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"Transect has been one of the most useful and convenient tools I’ve used in my experience."

 - James C. Buchanan, Sr. Environmental Regulatory Compliance, Plains All American Pipeline