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About this book
About this book
Professionals involved in the planning, design, operation, and construction of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems need to understand the productivity-enhancing applications of GIS. Inspired by an ASCE-sponsored continuing education course taught by the author, GIS Applications for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems focuses on the practical aspects of software and data tools that enable GIS applications. The book documents and analyzes effective use of GIS, demonstrating how you can apply the technology to make tasks easier to perform, saving time and money for your organization. The book first describes GIS, detailing its importance and explaining how to avoid potential pitfalls via a needs analysis study. It then describes GIS-related technologies that are crucial in applications development: remote sensing; DEM data; GPS; Internet applications; and mobile GIS. The final ten chapters focus on the "Four Ms" of the water industry-Mapping, Monitoring, Modeling, and Maintenance-applications that define the most important activities for efficient management of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. Promoting a performance- (or outcome-) based style of learning, each chapter first states learning objectives and later concludes with a chapter summary and questions. The text encourages more effective and natural inductive study by first presenting case studies, then explaining procedures. This volume supplements the text with numerous maps, tables, and illustrations.
GIS ApplicationsIntroductionWhat Are GIS Applications?History of GIS Applications4M ApplicationsAdvantages and Disadvantages of GIS ApplicationsSuccess StoriesEvolving GIS Applications and TrendsFuture Applications and TrendsGIS Application Development ProcedureApplication ProgrammingUseful Web SitesNeeds AnalysisOcean County's Strategic PlanIntroductionNeeds Analysis StepsNeeds Analysis ExamplesRemote Sensing ApplicationsAlbany County's Remote Sensing ApplicationIntroductionRemote Sensing ApplicationsRemote Sensing SatellitesSpatial ResolutionDigital OrthophotosExamples of Remote Sensing ApplicationsGeographic Imaging and Image Processing SoftwareFuture DirectionsUseful Web SitesDEM ApplicationsHydrologic Modeling of the Buffalo Bayou Using GIS and DEM DataDEM BasicsDEM ApplicationsDEM Resolution and AccuracyUSGS DEMsDEM Data AvailabilityDEM Data Creation from Remote SensingDEM AnalysisSoftware ToolsCase Studies and ExamplesUseful Web SitesGPS ApplicationsStream Mapping in IowaGPS BasicsGPS Applications in the Water IndustryGPS Applications in GISGPS Survey StepsGPS EquipmentSurvey Grade GPS EquipmentUseful Web SitesInternet ApplicationsDublin's Web MapInternet GISInternet GIS SoftwareInternet GIS ApplicationsCase StudiesUseful Web SitesMobile GISMobile GIS BasicsMobile GIS ApplicationsWireless Internet TechnologyGPS IntegrationUseful Web SitesMappingLos Angeles County's Sewer Mapping ProgramMapping BasicsMap TypesAdvantages of GIS MapsGIS Mapping StepsCase StudiesUseful Web SitesMapping ApplicationsCustomer Service Application in GurneeCommon Mapping FunctionsWater System Mapping ApplicationsWastewater System Mapping ApplicationsStormwater System Mapping ApplicationsMonitoring ApplicationsMonitoring Real-Time Rainfall and Stream-Flow Data in AuroraMonitoring BasicsRemotely Sensed Rainfall DataFlow-Monitoring ApplicationsNPDES-Permit Reporting ApplicationsMonitoring via InternetMonitoring the InfrastructureUseful Web SitesModeling ApplicationsTemporal-Spatial Modeling in Westchester CountyH&H ModelingApplication MethodsInterchange MethodInterface MethodIntegration MethodWhich Linkage Method to Use?Useful Web SitesWater ModelsCity of Germantown's Water ModelGIS Applications for Water Distribution SystemsDevelopment of Hydraulic ModelsSoftware ExamplesEPANET and ArcView Integration in HarrisburgNetwork SkeletonizationEstimation of Node DemandsEstimation of Node ElevationsPressure Zone TraceSewer ModelsMapInfoO and SWMM InterchangeGIS Applications for Sewer SystemsSewer System Modeling IntegrationSoftware ExamplesSWMMUseful SWMM Web SitesGIS Applications for SWMMOther Sewer ModelsSewer Modeling Case Studies