A study area map is a visual representation of a geographic region or area that is under investigation. It shows the boundaries, key features, and relevant data associated with the area of interest. These maps allow researchers, planners, and decision-makers to better understand the spatial characteristics of the area and can clearly and concisely present stakeholders with the findings.
When referring to environmental assessments and public consultation, having a well-designed study area map is crucial. A study area map provides stakeholders and decision-makers with a clear understanding of the geographical boundaries and scope of a project.
Study Area Map displayed at a Public Information Center or in a Environmental Assessment or Design Report for a Proposed Road Reconstruction Project