Geological Research at the IGS
  

Geographic information system (GIS) of solid and hazardous waste sites in central Indiana

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Aug 27, 2001 Dec 31, 2003 All Counties
Director: Chris Dintaman
Other Researchers: Richard Hill, , Karen Like, and Kim Sowder
Issue: A GIS database of solid and hazardous waste sites, coupled with geologic basemap information, will greatly enhance the efficiency of Indiana Department of Environmental Management's Office of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.
Objective: The Indiana Geological Survey will create a GIS database of 18 solid/hazardous waste sites throughout central Indiana.
Approach: The project involves three phases: 1) Acquiring maps, 2) Collecting locational information (global positioning system or "GPS") from the waste sites, and 3) Producing GIS layers for use in a relational database.
Products: The finished product includes a digital GIS database on CD-ROM Also on the CD-ROM are the global positioning system (GPS) data collected at the various sites, and all original digital source-map files.
Benefits: The GIS database will enhance the function of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's Office of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, which serves the public through regulation enforcement to protect ground water, surface water, and other aspects of the natural environment.


 
 
 
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