Visibility Analysis

Visibility Analysis, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen

The GeoService Visibility Analysis shows where parts of radio masts, wind turbines, transmission lines and other similar infrastructure installations are visible for a certain area.

The analyses are conducted with scientifically validated methods by the Institute for Landscape and Environment based on high-precision terrain data within only a few days.


Recommended use

Visibility analysis plays an important role for the impact assessment of different infrastructures in planning projects. Based on high-precision digital terrain and surface data, the visibility service of the Institute for Landscape and Environment contributes to considering the visual impact of wind turbines, transmission lines, extensive solar power plants and others in the planning process, predicting impacts on the visual landscape and thus improving the quality and legal certainty of the planning process.

Our visibility service offers comprehensive and affordable analyses to planning consultancies that usually conduct Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA), developers that apply for planning permissions and authorities that are responsible for planning at state, regional and municipal level.

They can include the resulting visibility maps into their planning processes and thus determine the impact of different objects on landscape quality in a certain area. Accordingly, it is also possible to consider existing objects in landscape or land-use plans and minimize their possible negative impacts.

Product description 

By using the service customers save time and costs. Without buying and managing elevation data and geoprocessing software, they get reliable results within a few working days.

The method was developed at the Institute for Landscape and Environment at Nuertingen-Geislingen University with long-term experience in GIS-based visibility analysis and was validated in cooperation with administrative authorities and companies.

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Visibility Analysis



Powered by 

Intermap NEXTMap 5 DSM & NEXTMap 5 DTM

Off the shelf 

Western Europe

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Delivery time 

A few business days

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Please note 

  • For the analyses, we need only little information concerning the infrastructure installation, e.g. for a single facility only its height and position are required. Depending on the application, different types of viewshed and visibility analyses can be calculated and delivered in different data formats. For more complex installations it is best, if you provide us with a Shapefile. After your order you will get your result within few working days.
  • We are happy to consult you and to provide an individual offer. Just contact us.

Pricing / Licensing 

The price is based on the size of the area for which the visibility is calculated and assumes a typical complexity:

  • Communal planning: Maximum of 2 wind farms with 5 installations each
  • Medium area planning: Maximum of 20 wind farms with up to 70 installations each
  • Regional planning: Several 100s of installations

cloudeo Terms & Conditions apply.