1st Edition

Environmental GIS Applications to Industrial Facilities



ISBN 9780873719919
Published October 27, 1994 by CRC Press
148 Pages

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Book Description

Geographic information system (GIS) computer technology is revolutionizing the way we interact with information. Data, text, drawings, maps, and images contain information that can be accessed and used intuitively through drawings containing graphical representations of the facilities to which they apply, e.g., emission stacks, sampling locations, and sites, to name only a few examples.
Environmental GIS technology is being applied with increasing frequency to manage industrial facilities. Environmental GIS describes the application of this information technology. It addresses environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) information management in an integrated manner. The book focuses on dealing with information from an organizational or corporate standpoint, meaning that the needs are not specialized to the ES&H area, but are an inherent part of managing the organization. Environmental, safety, and health information management needs are examined in the context of the overall corporate information flow. This book addresses

Table of Contents

Information Needs
Plant Personnel
Managers
Facility Management Systems
GIS and FM
Overview
Applications
Intelligent Drawings
Accuracy
Drawing Structure and Organization
Drawings and Photos from Aerial Surveys
Coordination Among Project Participants
Converting Available Drawings
Integration of Drawings
Importing Map Files from Public Sources
Database Management
Compliance
Waste Site Characterization
Site Visualization
Site Remediation
Approach for an ES&H Facility Management System
Information Products
Prototype System
Executive Information Systems
Example Information Products
Systems Integration
Factors Affecting Integration
The Players
The Information
The Data Model
Regulatory Information
System Management
Computer Hardware
Software
System Use
System Implementation
References
Index

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Reviews

"The approach is directionally correct. The author has a good understanding and grasp of the issues."
-David A. Skiven, Executive Director, Worldwide Facilities Group, General Motors Corporation