Extending GIS Capabilities for Enhanced Sewer System Modeling

by John Przybyla, Technology Group, Dayton, United States,
Cherie L. Kiesler, Technology Group, Dayton, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


A limitation of many sewer system modeling programs is their inability to accept and display graphic data. By the same token, many GIS packages, which handle graphics, aren't linked well with applications like sewer system modeling. FMS/AC is a popular municipal GIS package designed to run inside AutoCAD. 'Off the shelf,' it can be used to manage infrastructure inventories of data such as properties, streets, and utilities. By integrating a GIS like FMS/AC with computer models, the standard nongraphic sewer system modeling application can be greatly enhanced. This paper describes how off-the-shelf applications were tailored, enhanced, and integrated to improve the user's ability to model utility systems and analyze results.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Computer software | Sewers | Hydraulic models | System analysis | Computer models | Information management | Information systems

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