Potential Role of GIS in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Studies at U.S. Army WES

by David W. Sykora, U.S. Army Engineer Waterway, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Amy M. Chrestman, U.S. Army Engineer Waterway, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was one of the original developers of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and continues to be active in related research (U.S. Army Engineer Construction Engineering Research Lab 1988). Researchers at WES are currently using GIS technology to solve problems relating to deltaic land loss (Williamson and Britch, 1989), impact assessments based on groundwater and land-use (Albertson, Bourne, and Hennington, 1992), archeological resource management (Knesel, Dueitt, Albertson, and Dunbar), and military vehicles mobility.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Information systems | Groundwater management | Resource management | Geotechnical engineering | Military engineering | Federal government | Construction engineering

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