Tricia Hardie

GIS Analyst

Tricia studied at University College Cork, Ireland, where she achieved an honours degree in Earth Science. She then went on to attain a master’s degree in Geographical Information Science (GIS) from the University of Edinburgh in 2005. During this time Tricia gained knowledge and insight into the architecture and function of GIS systems through both theoretical and practical means.

Since graduation, Tricia has worked in a variety of professional environments in both the public and private sector. In these roles, Tricia has gained vast experience in data management, manipulation and analysis inputting into a broad range of Landscape & Visual Impact Assessments and GIS-driven projects.

In April 2010 Tricia joined the Environment division in AECOM as a GIS Consultant. During this time, she has provided support for a wide range of projects and gained vast experience in data management, manipulation and analysis inputting into a broad range of Landscape & Visual Impact Assessments and GIS-driven projects. Project experience includes: National Greenspace Mapping for Scotland – Tricia was involved in the creation, collation and dissemination of this national dataset created for the first time in September 2011; West Coast Interconnector – Tricia maintained and managed the spatial geo-database and produced the associated graphics for the LVIA report investigating onshore and offshore cable routeing options, cable landfall locations as well as onshore converter station sites at a number of locations; various renewable energy LVIA assessment – GIS supported the production of graphics relating to landform, theoretical visibility, designations, constraints & landscape character assessment.

Tricia joined OPEN in November 2011 as a GIS Analyst. Since joining she has been involved in the design and Landscape Visual Impact Assessment of a number of both renewable (Carn Gorm, Moray Offshore Wind Farm, Glencassley Wind Farm & Bhlaraidh Wind Farm) and non-renewable projects (Sullom Voe Gas Sweetening Plant, Union Square, Aberdeen and Royal High School, Edinburgh). Building on her GIS experience, Tricia is continually developing her skills in 3D modelling, visualisation and photomontaging.

Tricia Hardie