Environmental GIS Applications to Industrial Facilities: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Environmental GIS Applications to Industrial Facilities

1st Edition

By William Douglas

CRC Press

148 pages

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Hardback: 9780873719919
pub: 1994-10-27
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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

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

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

About the Series

Mapping Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems