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1st Edition

GIS Applications for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

ISBN 9780849320972
Published January 27, 2005 by CRC Press
440 Pages 25 Color & 145 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

GIS Applications
What Are GIS Applications?
History of GIS Applications
4M Applications
Advantages and Disadvantages of GIS Applications
Success Stories
Evolving GIS Applications and Trends
Future Applications and Trends
GIS Application Development Procedure
Application Programming
Useful Web Sites
Needs Analysis
Ocean County’s Strategic Plan
Needs Analysis Steps
Needs Analysis Examples
Remote Sensing Applications
Albany County’s Remote Sensing Application
Remote Sensing Applications
Remote Sensing Satellites
Spatial Resolution
Digital Orthophotos
Examples of Remote Sensing Applications
Geographic Imaging and Image Processing Software
Future Directions
Useful Web Sites
DEM Applications
Hydrologic Modeling of the Buffalo Bayou Using GIS and DEM Data
DEM Basics
DEM Applications
DEM Resolution and Accuracy
DEM Data Availability
DEM Data Creation from Remote Sensing
DEM Analysis
Software Tools
Case Studies and Examples
Useful Web Sites
GPS Applications
Stream Mapping in Iowa
GPS Basics
GPS Applications in the Water Industry
GPS Applications in GIS
GPS Survey Steps
GPS Equipment
Survey Grade GPS Equipment
Useful Web Sites
Internet Applications
Dublin’s Web Map
Internet GIS
Internet GIS Software
Internet GIS Applications
Case Studies
Useful Web Sites
Mobile GIS
Mobile GIS Basics
Mobile GIS Applications
Wireless Internet Technology
GPS Integration
Useful Web Sites
Los Angeles County’s Sewer Mapping Program
Mapping Basics
Map Types
Advantages of GIS Maps
GIS Mapping Steps
Case Studies
Useful Web Sites
Mapping Applications
Customer Service Application in Gurnee
Common Mapping Functions
Water System Mapping Applications
Wastewater System Mapping Applications
Stormwater System Mapping Applications
Monitoring Applications
Monitoring Real-Time Rainfall and Stream-Flow Data in Aurora
Monitoring Basics
Remotely Sensed Rainfall Data
Flow-Monitoring Applications
NPDES-Permit Reporting Applications
Monitoring via Internet
Monitoring the Infrastructure
Useful Web Sites
Modeling Applications
Temporal-Spatial Modeling in Westchester County
H&H Modeling
Application Methods
Interchange Method
Interface Method
Integration Method
Which Linkage Method to Use?
Useful Web Sites
Water Models
City of Germantown’s Water Model
GIS Applications for Water Distribution Systems
Development of Hydraulic Models
Software Examples
EPANET and ArcView Integration in Harrisburg
Network Skeletonization
Estimation of Node Demands
Estimation of Node Elevations
Pressure Zone Trace
Sewer Models
MapInfo™ and SWMM Interchange
GIS Applications for Sewer Systems
Sewer System Modeling Integration
Software Examples
Useful SWMM Web Sites
GIS Applications for SWMM
Other Sewer Models
Sewer Modeling Case Studies
Useful Web Sites
AM/FM/GIS Applications
Hampton’s Wastewater Maintenance Management
Infrastructure Problem
AM/FM/GIS Basics
AM/FM/GIS Software
Maintenance Applications
Buncombe County’s Sewer System Inspection and Maintenance
Asset Management
GASB 34 Applications
Wet Weather Overflow Management Applications
CCTV Inspection of Sewers
Video Mapping
Thematic Mapping of Inspection Data
Work Order Management
Water Main Isolation Trace
Case Studies
Useful Web Sites
Security-Planning and Vulnerability Assessment
GIS Applications in Planning
Security Planning
GIS Applications in Vulnerability Assessment
Security Modeling Software
Security-Planning Data Issues
Useful Web Sites
Applications Sampler
Drainage Area Planning in Sofia
Pipe Rating Program in Buncombe County
Water System Modeling in Tucson
Water System Modeling in the City of Truth or Consequences
ArcGIS and ArcFM Integration in Belgium
Water System Master Planning in Prague
Water Quality Management in Mecklenburg County
Water Master Planning in Sueca, Spain
Appendix A Acronyms
Appendix B Conversion Factors

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