At Earthjustice, we are not waging academic battles. While our cases play out in the courts, our work is firmly rooted in the real world. Behind the motions, arguments and decisions are people, wildlife and places whose fate depends on the outcome of our litigation.

Success in our work increasingly requires that we turn to a powerful tool—Geographic Information Systems, or GIS—to understand the where, when, what and who of our issues.

Traditionally, environmental litigators pored over printed maps, reports and spreadsheets and hired experts to help make sense of the facts underlying a case. These methods can unfortunately prove to be time-consuming and expensive, and may leave us without the answers we need when we need them.

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