Visual Resources & Drone


Aesthetics are vital to infrastructure planning, especially when structures are located adjacent to historic, scenic, or residential areas. Transcon visual resource specialists provide mapping, field surveys, modeling, computerized viewshed analysis, visual simulation, mitigation planning, and design services. We routinely incorporate the systems of visual analysis that are used by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service into our assessments.


Visual resource assessment is a specialized component of Transcon’s overall environmental services, and our personnel have testified as experts on the subject. We can provide mapping, field surveys, modeling, computerized viewshed analysis, visual perception and attitude surveys, visual workshops, visual simulation, and mitigation planning and design. We are capable of modeling or customizing systems to achieve appropriate analysis and produce defensible solutions that withstand the scrutiny of agencies and the public. We have experience conducting visual assessments for a wide variety of environmental, licensing, permitting, and siting efforts on linear utility projects throughout the western United States. Transcon personnel often prepare visual simulations depicting the proposed condition for planned transmission lines and other facilities. We integrate GIS technology to validate perspective and display plan views or relevant features. GIS is also used to display or analyze viewsheds and potential observation areas.

We have and continue to develop innovative tools to assist clients and agencies with more effective data presented in easier to access and understand ways, which informs better and faster decision-making. One tool we are using more frequently is unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS or drone). We employ qualified and Part 107-certified operators to capture bird’s eye view photos, 360-degree imagery, aerial video, high resolution ortho imagery, and 3D photogrammetric data.

“They truly are experts at what they do and the products you will receive from them. Very impressed with the crew, job well done.”

Steve Clezie
USDA Sawtooth National Forest

Transcon is always looking for individuals dedicated to understanding and serving client needs. We’d love to have you on our team.

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Our Locations

Arizona1745 South Alma School Road, Suite 220
Mesa, Arizona 85210
California2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite A200
Santa Rosa, California 95404

484 Main Street / P.O. Box 434
Ferndale, CA. 95536-0434
Utah579 West Galena Park Place, Unit 102
Draper, Utah 84020

444 South Main Street, Suite A6
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Wyoming116 4th Street, Suite 2a
Rawlins, Wyoming 82301

Certifications & Registrations

Transcon Environmental 2023