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

Abstract:

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: Spatial data | Subsurface environment | Geographic information systems | Information management | Information systems | Subsurface investigation | Earthquakes | United States | North America | Wisconsin | Oregon

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