Application of a GIS to a Ground Water Classification System

by N. M. Beeler, NJ Dep of Environmental Protection, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications


New more effective methods of ground water management are being developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) including an anticipatory conceptual State ground water classification system to serve as a foundation for State ground water quality standards. Concurrently NJDEP has begun to develop a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS), administered by the Office of Science and Research, using ARC/INFO software which will include data on natural rsources, pollution monitoring and regulatory functions. The Conceptual State Ground Water Classification System is being automated in conjunction with this effort. The GIS allows the Classification to be available to all agencies within the Department with ground water related programs in tabular, map and digital map/data base (coverage) formats. These can be used to assist in establishing case management and siting priorities, for permitting and clean-up purposes, and as general resource management tools.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Resource management | Groundwater | Water resources | Water supply systems | Computer software | Groundwater quality | Information systems | New Jersey | United States

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