Accession Number : ADA294613

Title :   Development and Application of a Spatial Database for Emergency Management Operations: 1993 Midwest Flood,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Nagle, Joyce A. ; Ochs, Elke S. ; Bruzewicz, Andrew J. ; McKim, Harlan L.

PDF Url : ADA294613

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : During natural and man-made emergencies, there is a need for the rapid development of spatial databases to support recovery efforts. A spatial database was developed to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Disaster Field Offices during the flooding that took place in the Midwest during the summer of 1993. The spatial database contains roads, railroads, hydrography, county boundaries and inundation data for seven rivers located in the Mississippi River basin. The spatial data came from a variety of sources, including U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/Line files, U.S. Geological Survey Digital Line Graphs and satellite imagery. An application of the spatial database is also described. Maps were produced showing roads, railways, hydrography, county boundaries and, when available, inundation data. These maps were then distributed to assist in the recovery efforts and future planning.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *EMERGENCIES, RAILROADS, RECOVERY, DISASTERS, IMAGES, MANMADE, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ROADS, RIVERS, FLOODS, COMPUTER FILES, HYDROGRAPHY, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE