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Garcia and Associates maintains an in-house graphic design, illustration and cartographic staff that specialize in the visual interpretation of environmental resources. By providing a wide range of design and illustration services, we support the findings of our larger professional staff while also managing graphic and interpretive design-specific projects for federal, state, and private clients.

GANDA provides a wide range of custom design, illustration and mapping services.

GANDA Graphic designers and illustrators provide:


  • Natural Science Illustration
  • Architectural HABS/HAER
  • Measured Drawings
  • Photo Simulations
  • 3D Modeling/SketchUp
  • Cultural Resource Documentation / Site Sketch Maps

Interpretive Design

  • Natural and Cultural Resources Interpretive Design
  • Educational/Training Materials
  • Resource Compliance Materials
  • Section 106 Mitigation Materials

GANDA specializes in using Geographic Information Systems during all phases of project development.

We have full-featured GIS labs in California, Hawaii and Montana, and expertise with the entire suite of ESRI ArcGIS 10.x software, including 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst extensions. These tools are well-suited for data collection, integration and performing spatial analyses on a large variety of data possibilities. Given the unique ability to overlay, query and georeference data in a variety of digital formats, the analytical power of GIS is essential for a complete assessment of environmental and cultural resource issues.

Our GIS staff has extensive experience with:

  • ESRI-based production environment (ArcGIS 10.6)
  • Trimble GPS units and Pathfinder Office
  • ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS
  • Python scripting and model-building
  • Autodesk AutoCAD data integration
  • Data management
  • Cartographic design principles and production through use of templates, base maps, styles
  • Remote sensing/aerial photo interpretation