Issues in GIS-Based Subsurface Data Management

by Teresa M. Adams, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geographic Information Systems and their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering


Obstacles and barriers preclude an interagency GIS application for managing spatially-related subsurface data. Such a system would enable geotechnical and earthquake engineers from state and federal agencies to view and retrieve subsurface data interactively and graphically. These issues were identified during the development of a system that provides spatial queries for selecting available subsurface data in Dane County, WI. The system provides access to data within a corridor or in a region, and functions for automatically generating boring logs, two dimensional profiles, and three dimensional fence diagrams from retrieved subsurface data.

Subject Headings: Subsurface environment | Information management | Geographic information systems | Information systems | Spatial data | Subsurface investigation | Earthquakes | Federal government | Wisconsin | United States

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