Accession Number : ADA387601
Title : HyPAS User's Manual: A Hydraulic Processes Analysis System. An Extension for ArcView GIS, Version 4.0.1
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICSLAB
Personal Author(s) : Pratt, Thad C ; Cook, Daryl S
Report Date : Jan 2001
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : Modern electronic instrumentation produces large amounts of data. Often, this abundance of data is not fully utilized because the engineer or scientist does not have an effective way to visualize and analyze it within project time schedule. This problem can be minimized by a set of tools that provides ready capability to visualize, analyze, reduce, and efficiently plot data obtained from such instrumentation. Additionally, such a tool can take advantage of geographically referenced data of high spatial accuracy. HyPAS is designed to be a Geographic Information System (GIS) for hydraulic information. GIS, a computer system capable of managing, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced data, is the logical solution to such a problem, in particular considering the combination of spatial accuracy needs and database management needs. A mapping system alone lacks database management capabilities. A spreadsheet or database management system contains little or no accurate mapping capabilities. GIS software provides both applications with a robust set of tools capable of manipulating large amounts of data with high spatial accuracy; however, typically a substantial learning investment is required to become proficient with GIS software.
Descriptors : *HYDRAULICS , *GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *SOFTWARE TOOLS , IMAGE PROCESSING , USER MANUALS , DATA MANAGEMENT , TIME SERIES ANALYSIS , HYDRAULIC MODELS , GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE