GIS software Articles

  • The 3rd Danish Hydraulic Institute Software Conference within its sociotechnical context

    The two earlier conferences in this series organised by the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI), called DHI Software User Conferences, established these gatherings as among the most important events in the hydroinformatics calendar. Building on this success, this third conference in the series introduced an important shift in emphasis away from a primary concentration on users of DHI Software. It ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An experimental investigation of post-earthquake travel behaviours: The effects of severity and initial location

    A computer-aided personal interviewing survey containing 63 items examining post-earthquake travel behaviours was administered to 802 members of the general public. Earthquake simulation videos modelled a moderate and severe event (6.8 and 7.5, respectively, on the Richter scale) in an office and home setting. Travel movements were recorded over a simulated 48-h period following the earthquake. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • END noise mapping – the sustainable solution of the german federal railway authority, review to an outstanding

    The Federal Railway Authority of Germany was tendering 2006 a sustainable noise mapping system to fulfil the needs of the END (European Noise Directive). The aim of the project was to develop a system which contains all required model data and results for the first level of the EU noise mapping. In addition the system should be an integrated software solution to explore the model data. It should ...


    By SoundPLAN GmbH

  • A GIS-supported 3D approach for flood risk assessment of the Qu'Appelle River, Southern Saskatchewan

    This research introduces a hybrid approach for flood risk assessment through GIS. The developed approach is based on the integration of hydraulic simulation and GIS analysis, which allows spatial-based visualisation and prediction of flood disaster. In particular, the Hydraulic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) model is employed to simulate multi-scenario flood cases within a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An approach to quantifying rainwater harvesting potential using imagery, geographic information systems (GIS) and LiDAR data

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is used to analyze rainwater harvesting potential in Escambia County, Florida, USA. The approach presented can be replicated using LiDAR data, and the infrared spectrum of National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery. GIS surface maps are analyzed in combination with local utility consumption data to determine potential reductions in potable ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Giving Valves a Workout

    Manual valve exercising is a time-consuming process, and one that poses risks of injury to employees and damage to valves. Valve-exercising technology is designed to automate the process, so that employees do not subject themselves to the strain of turning large or stuck valves, and so that only appropriate levels of torque are applied to valves. Automationhas the added advantage of enabling easy ...


    By E.H. Wachs

  • Benefits Realized Through Asset Management Practices at Eastern Municipal Water District

    In late 1999, Eastern Municipal Water District’s (EMWD) Board of Directors and Senior Managers recognized the importance of asset management in providing service to its customers and directed staff to implement a comprehensive asset management program based on best practices. The District recognized early on that total organization commitment was necessary to achieve success in asset management ...

  • Case study - Halifax Water

    A section of the 30" diameter LCP Halifax-Bedford connector pipeline was identified by the client as being high-risk as it operated at a relatively high pressure (over 170psi), supplied a rapidly growing community and ran past residential areas along side of a highway. It would have been difficult to remove the line from service so Halifax Water selected PipeDiver to carry out a condition ...

  • Case Study - Curragh Mine

    Challenge Curragh Mine needed to increase its understanding of the dynamics of its on-site water management. Central to achieving this objective was the need to gain a more accurate, and more visual, measurement of water volume. And, in the process, ensure that dam monitoring was conducted at the highest levels of safety. Solution Making use of ...


    By Seveno DataSight

  • BaSYS 8.0.2 – The Swiss pocket knife for handling sewer or fresh water networks

    An efficient and sustained management of sewer or fresh water systems is a significant task. Any problems with these systems can mean tremendous financial risk for owners and operators of these systems. Such problems can also present large environmental risks. To mitigate such risks a comprehensive application software is needed that can maintain such sewer and fresh water networks. Barthauer ...


    By Barthauer Software GmbH

  • Considering emergency and disaster management systems from a software architecture perspective

    The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been advocated for addressing the obstacles and improving decision–making for emergency and disaster management. A number of ICT support systems and frameworks, both conceptual and application–based, have evolved to support the highly time and collaboration intensive task of emergency and disaster management. A number of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of a GIS-based decision support tool and assessment of Nile River water quality

    The objective of this paper is to develop and present a GIS-based and software tool capable of data management, data visualisation, and data analysis. The developed software is proved to be a good tool in the initial assessment of the quality status of the Nile river water quality. In addition a Graphical User Interface (GUI) was fully designed and implemented to make the GIS tool very easy and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Spatial analysis of water quality using a combination of GIS and statistical software

    GIS-based spatial analysis was combined with statistical analysis to process time varying water quality data. A data model was employed to manage the spatio-temporal data. The spatial data engine of ArcSDE was used to access the database. A data relationship model was developed to perform data communication between GIS and the statistical software. Visual Basic was used to construct links between ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The development of `Active Places` - a portal of sports facilities

    In August 2001 Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, announced the proposal for a 'Domesday Book of Sports Facilities'. The objective was to establish a single authoritative database of sports facilities for England and to disseminate this information freely to the public, central and local government, National Sports Governing Bodies, commercial organisations, ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Fourier polynomial approximation of estuaries water salinity in the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh

    The geographical location, characteristics of the coastal region and the monsoon climate render Bangladesh highly vulnerable to natural disasters. The reduction of upstream fresh water in the Ganges basin caused for high saline water penetration in the estuaries of the Sundarbans region. The five estuaries namely Baleswar, Bangra, Kunga, Malancha and Raimangal are highly affected by saline water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Procedures to analyse noise maps in connection with noise action plans

    After finishing of the noise mapping of the European Noise Directive1” the noise action planning follows. This part of the END-projects concerns with measures for noise reduction in general and in detail and information and collaboration of the public. In this process a huge amount of measures and alternatives accumulates. Therefore automatic working tools for evaluation of the measures and ...


    By SoundPLAN GmbH

  • Valuation of urban sustainability and building energy efficiency: a case study

    The general objective of the research is to set up a strategy of sustainable conservation at two levels: at city level, to conceive and plan interventions at block, street, neighbourhood scale; at building level to propose and design specific conservation and enhancement interventions that pay particular attention to the ecological and energy dimensions. Specific objective of the research is to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 3 Ways to Optimize Your EHS Data

    See What You've Been Missing As consultants, we’re always looking to find the most efficient ways to understand our project site data and maximize our understanding of the conditions and processes in the subsurface. Understanding data begins with quality data management, but it's important to have a streamlined process for providing data in proprietary formats for mapping and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • What Kenya’s biggest slum can teach us about saving cities from floods

    An innovative design firm is using data and community outreach to protect Nairobi's poorest residents from devastating storms. Try navigating the soggy, waterlogged slopes of Kenya’s largest slum, with its hundreds of thousands of ramshackle houses, and you’ll quickly realize why Kibera is named after a Nubian word meaning “jungle.” Pasted and propped along the banks of ...


    By Ensia

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