Geographic Information Systems Projects
- Kashechewan First Nation Mapping and Community GIS: DPRA was contracted by the Kashechewan First Nation on the shores of James Bay in Ontario to develop a community map and planning tool. IER purchased an IRS 5 metre resolution panchromatic satellite image for the Kashechewan area. Using the 1:50:000 scale airphoto mosaic, the satellite image was georeferenced and orthorectified. Subsequently, major features (rivers, islands, lakes/ponds, roads) within the Kashechewan region were digitized from the image to produce a base map for the community mapping project. This map provided the backbone for the development of new maps, previously unavailable, for community planning and management and natural resources management within the First Nation.
- The Regulatory Economic Impact Analysis Model: This is an Internet-based computer model for estimating the economic impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR). The model allows the user to perform sensitivity analyses on treatment and disposal cost saving s by varying model parameters, such as chemical concentration level, treatment trains and treatment costs, across varied HWIR regulatory options.
- The Naval District Washington GIS Solution: This DPRA-run program provided web-enabled and integrated spatial tools supporting the environmental cleanup programs at this site.
- The Environmental Protection Agency Region V GIS Solution: Built by DPRA, this application provided a web-enabled, interactive GIS tool supporting EPA public outreach regarding the location and condition of hazardous waste disposal sites in states comprising EPA Region V.