Tag: geographic information system

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographic information science (GIScience) to refer to the academic discipline that studies geographic information systems and is a large domain within the broader academic discipline of Geoinformatics.

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NEPTUNE TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Neptune’s E-Coder R900i combination absolute encoder register and radio frequency meter interface unit makes it easy to migrate from walk-by, to mobile, to fixed network data collection, while offering advanced smart metering. The E-Coder R900i’s two-way communications and interleaved mobile and high-power fixed network messages eliminate the need for site visits or

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NEXSENS TECHNOLOGY
The NexSens G2-RAIN Alert System is an all-in-one tipping bucket rain gauge, data logger, cellular modem, and battery pack for real-time rainfall monitoring and alert notifications. It can be quickly deployed on a 2-inch NPT pole for use in flood alert systems, stormwater applications, and construction site monitoring. The

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PLASTIC SOLUTIONS INC.
Plastic Solutions Inc. was founded in 1997 with the vision to supply structural plastic trash racks to the stormwater management industry. Since then, a significant amount of research and development has gone into product testing—including load testing, UV resistance, flammability, resin additives, and water flow restriction requirements—all with

Flood Best Practices: Protecting People & Property with GIS

Flood Best Practices: Protecting People & Property with GIS

At some point, all communities face possible devastation from rising flood waters. And on the front line of the flood response effort are civil engineers inspecting and monitoring flood control systems in order to protect community lives and property. But…at what risk?

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Utilizing GIS to Identify Potential Sources of Illicit Discharges

Utilizing GIS to Identify Potential Sources of Illicit Discharges

Eliminating illicit discharges is one of the most fundamental yet challenging elements of an effective municipal stormwater program. Unregulated discharges from industrial and commercial activities can cause pollutants to slowly accumulate and cause the receiving waterbody to exceed the in-stream water-quality criteria for its designated beneficial use.

Stormwater Takes Its Role in Aquifer Recharge

Stormwater Takes Its Role in Aquifer Recharge

It’s not always clear where water can be found or how much of it is available, and in the face of dramatic climate change, it’s even more uncertain how much quality water will be available in the future. Due to changes in climate, development pressure, and rising consumption, rivers and

Ohio State Goes Live With Real-Time GIS Maps Website

Ohio State Goes Live With Real-Time GIS Maps Website

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 10, 2015) — The Ohio State University has gone live with its GIS Maps 1.0, a live Geographic Information System (GIS) map of the historic Columbus campus.

The public website at gismaps.osu.edu, developed by Woolpert, offers up-to-date information on the location of campus buses and routes, cargo vehicles and

Flood Watch: Predicting the Storm

Flood Watch: Predicting the Storm

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Stormwater Magazine, January/February 2005 issue. With the recent flooding events in Texas, we realized this topic is extremely timely and important for storm control professionals, and the general population. In the coming days, we will be publishing additional stories from our archives relevant to

Finding Your Way Home

No operation appears to be so simple as curbside collection of municipal solid waste (MSW). No technology is so basic as the truck that does the hauling. But high tech has transformed the practice of solid waste collection, and with it the waste management industry. Equipped with GPS, waste collection

“You Created a Stormwater Utility in the Midst of the Great Recession? You Must Be Crazy There in Salem!”

“You Created a Stormwater Utility in the Midst of the Great Recession? You Must Be Crazy There in Salem!”

The Public Works Department of Salem, OR, provides residents with a full suite of stormwater services that includes stormwater system operations and maintenance, stormwater monitoring, street sweeping, public education, stream cleaning, spill response, master planning, regulatory compliance, capital project delivery, in-stream monitoring, flood early warning systems, and much more. Salem’s

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