GIS analyses
Parcel-specific spatial observation via GIS systems.

Thanks to our diverse data universe at both the micro and macro levels, we can assess locations based on their attractiveness and monitor the value-relevant spatial developments. Via interdisciplinary collaboration among spatial experts, software engineers and data analysts, customer-oriented and user-friendly products are created.

Agglomeration potentials

We utilise GIS-based data to calculate parcel-specific densification potentials and reserves for entire municipalities and regions. The customer’s specifications on selection criteria, such as location-specific details or parcel size, make the evaluation results more precise. The identification of the parcels and sites with potential enable customers to implement their spatial development strategies more efficiently.

Spatial-planning scenarios

Based on the spatial data, we calculate the effects of spatial planning measures. Our focus is on the analysis of the monetary and urban development effects, sociodemographic risks and potentials and architectural aspects. We were able to acquire special expertise on the issue of added-value specifications in the course of internal spatial consolidation.

Infrastructure development

We design rating models at the municipal level to predict regional development trends and enable comparative, spatial analyses.

Location and potential analyses

We determine strengths and weaknesses of locations for you according to specific criteria. The relevant location factors – such as proximity to recreational areas, view quality or noise emissions – are determined and analysed, together with the suitability of a location for a specific use and optimisation potentials. For commercial uses, customer potentials and possible ‘white spots’ are determined by means of pedestrian frequencies.

Cartographic products

Conveying information simply and unambiguously is an essential aspect of data processing. Cartographic products can effectively illustrate and clarify spatial developments in an impressive and vivid manner. We create conventional maps as well as abstract, schematic and interactive products such as GeoInfo.

Densification radar

The Wüest Partner densification radar localises and quantifies potentials for increasing spatial utilisation density (population and employment density) at the local level. The calculated densification potentials are derived through a comparison of empirical data on current utilisation levels with modelled values. The potentials are both calculated and presented for the area of Switzerland that is declared as building zone.

In combination with other Wüest Partner location and market data, the densification radar offers an interesting base for systematic analyses – for example potential analyses of municipalities and regions for the public sector or economic development agencies.

Individual studies can be carried out at two levels:

  • Level 1: socio-demographic, grid-based approach
  • Level 2: structural, parcel-specific approach

The perimeter for a study can be chosen individually from:

  • small areas/sites
  • city quarters/districts
  • municipalities/regions

The modelled target values are dependent on the following parameters:

  • Average utilisation rates for certain types of municipalities and zones. It is thereby differentiated between twelve municipality types, and the harmonised building zones of the Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE (2012) are used.
  • Micro location characteristics: Slope gradient and public transport quality.

Using typical indicators for the space consumption per inhabitant or per employee, specific model densities per hectare are calculated. Current spatial densities are calculated based on 2013 population figures and the number of employees in 2011.

Development areas

Development areas

GIS analyses