gis data management Articles

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Integration of Subsurface Data Management and GIS to Facilitate Model Calibration

    Abstract The development of numerical codes, as well as pre- and post-processors to support these codes, has made the discipline of groundwater modelling increasingly more automated and efficient. The value of such modelling is reliant on the site-specific data used to build and calibrate the models. The integration of EarthSoft's EQuISÒ Geology and any of several popular modelling environments ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • The Business of Brownfields: Managing Risk Using EQuIS and GIS

    Untitled Document What is EQuIS? Sample data warehouse (Chemistry and Geology) Tools for checking and loading data from lab and field, ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • NextGen GIS and the Environmental Database

    Next Generation (NextGen) Geospatial Information System (GIS) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cold War legacy sites environmental records—spanning nearly 40 years—in the Environmental Database, are managed by the DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM). As key LM assets, these records must be managed and maintained efficiently and effectively. There are over 16 different applications ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • New Jersey Uses GIS, EQuIS to Collect Site Remediation Data

    Using GIS To Manage Remediation Data GIS holds great potential as a tool for managing environmental site remediation data. While using GIS to locate Superfund sites is commonplace, GIS has played only a minor role in the review and analysis of chemical data gathered during an investigation or monitoring activity. There are a number of reasons why GIS has not become commonplace in the ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Geographic information systems (GIS) for participation: the future of environmental GIS?

    The conventional uses of geographic information systems (GIS) in environmental management have been criticized for being undemocratic and avoiding the social dimension of these issues. To address these criticisms, new participatory approaches are being developed by the GIS community. These new techniques involve the integration of conventional spatial data and mental maps showing communities' (or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experiences in development and maintenance of Silence-GIS

    Abstract Silence-GIS is a larse scale noise management system build as an extension on ArcGIS 9.3.1. This system has been designed and developed for the Dutch Highway Authorities. The aim of the system is to support decisions on Dutch and European noise policy and to predict the effect of future measures on the noise exposure of the population in The Netherlands. The information needed to ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • A decision support system for air quality management combining GIS and optimisation techniques

    This paper describes a multi-tiered approach to the design of plans and policies for urban environmental management, in particular air quality, as related to the energy and transportation sectors. The approach is based on the iterative combination of sectoral and global optimisation models, including a discrete multi-criteria approach, and spatially distributed air quality models. The approach ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EagleView Golf - GIS for Golf course management and design case study

    Imaging and mapping services that give you an edge. High quality imaging and mapping can be a great asset to golf course designers and operators. Attractive photography, video, and mapping of the terrain and features at each hole are important for marketing, and can give crucial insight to members looking to improve their game. For course architects, our experienced GIS experts can provide you ...


    By AEL Environment

  • Developing an Effective Sanitary Sewer Management Plan Utilizing Innovative GIS Solutions

    As California’s wastewater collection system infrastructure begins to age, the need to proactively manage this valuable asset becomes increasingly important. The first step in this process is to have a reliable reporting system for Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSOs). Although there are some data systems to record spills and various spill-reporting requirements have been developed, inconsistent ...

  • Integrating GIS and Hydraulic Modelling in Urban and Rural Applications

    Overview In the UK, numerical Hydraulic Modelling of the urban environment, water networks and rivers plays a vital role in providing the UK Water Industry with solutions for protecting the environment, meeting UK Government and European Regulations, meeting OPEX and CAPEX business targets, and improving the efficiency of Water Companies in managing their assets. Similarly, the UK water ...


    By Innovyze

  • Using GIS to Build Hydraulic Models Faster

    The use of hydraulic models, already widespread, continues to grow rapidly.  Modeling is used increasingly all around the world to address planning and operational issues in water supply networks, collection systems, and river management. Much of this growth results from the rapid advances in the capabilities of the best of the hydraulic modeling software solutions, which constantly improve ...


    By Innovyze

  • Data Sharing – a Case of Shared Databases and Community Use of On-Line GIS Support Systems

    Data management is becoming increasingly simple and complex at the same time. The challenge is to effectively use the increasing number of tools available to manage increasing amounts of environmental information for purposes of data capture, analysis, display, sharing and storage. Government is no longer the main collector and provider of data. Community groups possess vast amounts of data ...


    By Springer

  • GIS applications in urban drainage master planning

    Introduction: The City of Stratford, Ontario, located 150 km (94 mi.) west of Toronto, initiated the development of an infrastructure asset database in the early 1990’s and continues to develop digital mapping to support the maintenance and management of municipal services. In continuing these efforts, the City initiated the City-Wide Storm System Master Plan (the Study) in 2002 to ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

    ESdat environmental data management software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. Leakages of TCE and the subsequent ...

  • Evolution of Data Management at Antea Group

    Background Antea Group (Delta Environmental) thrived in the atmosphere of the 90’s UST boom Retail petroleum focused for many years Project teams were local/regional with little resource sharing An Enterprise Solution was needed Began with EQuIS on a remote desktop platform Enterprise was ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Successful application of GIS technology for post-9/11 disaster management: overcoming challenges, capitalising on advantages

    Post-9/11 conditions have modified disaster management requirements increasing the need for quick access to an array of geocoded information about community critical infrastructure, populations at risk and risk response resources needed for emergency incident decision making. Concomitantly, the risk assessment and risk reduction requirements to prevent disasters from occurring that have emerged ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • WDRs: Developing an Effective Sanitary Sewer Management Plan Utilizing Innovative GIS Solutions

    As California’s wastewater collection system infrastructure begins to age, the need to proactively manage this valuable asset becomes increasingly important.  The first step in this process is to have a reliable reporting system for Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSOs). Although there are some data systems to record spills and various spill-reporting requirements have been developed, inconsistent ...

  • Well Identification and Environmental Management, A Lesson in Standards and Data Management

    This powerpoint, Well Identification and Environmental Management, A Lesson in Standards and Data Management, was given by Keith Fraley from Shell Exploration and Production at the ESRI Petroleum User Group Conference in February 2008. It describes an approach for collection and storage of hydrology sampling event results for a project consisting of about 600 wells and 400,000 analytical results. ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Domestic well database development and integration into a GIS: an approach for managing ground water resources

    Connecticut is dominated by rural communities which rely upon individual domestic wells in fractured crystalline bedrock for water supply. The individualized nature of ground water usage has made ground water resource planning on a regional or townwide basis non-existent. In recent years there has been increased development and concerns expressed regarding the sustainability of the fractured ...


    By IWA Publishing

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