Environmental Services, Inc. (ESI) is an industry leader in developing archaeological predictive models in the United States.
Predictive modeling uses existing information on archaeological site locations, along with environmental data and statistical analysis to produce site location probability models.
Planners and engineers can use probability models during the initial stages of project design to determine the potential for a project to impact cultural resources.
ESI can produce a wide variety of models depending on project needs, from a project-specific model to a statewide model. ESI’s leadership in this field is exemplified by the 2003 award from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission for a predictive model of Duval County and citations in academic journals. In addition, a predictive modeling project for NCDOT has also been highlighted in The Military Engineer and Civil Engineering Magazine.
ESI’s experienced GIS specialists have produced a wide variety of models that range from project-specific models to those that cover multiple counties.