Lisa Anderson

GIS Analyst

Lisa studied at the University of Edinburgh where she achieved a first class honours degree in Geography and a masters degree in Geographical Information Science (GIS). During this time Lisa was trained in the architecture and function of GIS systems and in the management, analysis and visualisation of a wide range of geographical information.

After graduation Lisa worked as a GIS Coordinator for The City of Edinburgh Council as part of the Data Management team within the Planning and Strategy Department. In this role, Lisa was responsible for promoting the use of GIS and implementing the GI Strategy Council-wide, as well as providing help, support and training to existing and new GIS users. From there Lisa moved to EDAW Edinburgh where she applied her skills to add value to a number of landscape visual impact assessments, masterplanning and urban design projects.

In November 2009 Lisa joined Optimised Environments Limited (OPEN) as a GIS Analyst. Since joining OPEN Lisa has developed her skills in 3D modelling, visualisation and photomontaging contributing to the development of number of onshore and offshore wind, hydro and solar energy sites, as well as a number of commercial, retail and housing sites across the UK.

Lisa now has over 10 years of experience working in the Geographical Information Science (GIS) profession with specialist knowledge in geospatial data management, cartography, spatial analysis and 3D modelling and visualisation.

Project experience includes the consented 1116MW Moray Offshore Wind Farm in the Outer Moray Firth, the consented 96 turbine wind farm at Kilgallioch in South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, the consented solar farm at Outwood in Essex and the proposed Glenmucklock Pumped Hydro Scheme on the Dumfriesshire/Ayrshire border.

Lisa has also been involved in the landscape and visual impact assessment for proposed housing developments at Spencerfield in Fife and Airthrey Green in Stirling, as well as a number of townscape visual impact assessments for sensitive and protected sites such as that of Donaldsons School Redevelopment and the proposed St Mary’s Music School at the former Royal High School site in Edinburgh.

Lisa Anderson