Accession Number : ADA329374

Title :   Long Term Resource Monitoring Program Component Database Spatial Query Tool User's Guide

Descriptive Note : Program rept.

Corporate Author : GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ONALASKA WI ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Olsen, Douglas A.

PDF Url : ADA329374

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Environmental Management Technical Center stores point sampled data for fisheries, water quality, and invertebrates in a relational database management system. These component data are collected at fixed and random sites in each of the key Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) study pools: 4, 8, 13, 26, and the open river reach on the Mississippi River; and the La Grange Pool on the Illinois River. While the geographic locations of these data are also collected and stored, the tools to automate the integration of these data with spatial data had not previously been developed. A need existed for an application that would facilitate spatial subsetting and visualization of the distribution of sites meeting certain query criteria. The LTRMF Component Database Spatial Query Tool is a Unix based ARC/INFO ARC Macro Language application that integrates the component data with spatial data by taking advantage of the graphical display and query capabilities of ARC/INFO. The application features an easy to use graphical user interface and requires only very basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to use effectively.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *USER MANUALS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA ACQUISITION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, USER FRIENDLY, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE