Collecting and analyzing information with geo-information systems offer a world of opportunities. Using spatial information, satellite images and our own research data, we are able to perform dedicated analyses and visualisations of ecological patterns and relationships. This is highly effective in impact assessments, planning applications and ecological management. Increasingly, geo-data are freely available, such as elevation maps, satellite images and aerial photographs. A&W invests a lot in spatial analyses and digital data collection for research, monitoring and analysis.