OPENFIELD uses ArcView to map habitats, GIS being an essential component of habitat survey work. The use of GIS not only allows the impact of a development to be viewed graphically, but it is essential for quantifying impacts where land use changes are predicted.

OPENFIELD specialises in surveying for protected species such as badgers, breeding birds, potential bat roosts, rare plants, otter, kingfisher or frogs. Negative effects can sometimes be avoided through careful timing but OPENFIELD can advise on dedicated mitigation measures or when specialised additional survey work is needed.