Five Rivers Waterwatch, Tasmania


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Five Rivers Waterwatch, Tasmania

  1. 2. Intergraph Education Program Geospatially enabling Education Learning to think spatially see:
  2. 3. <ul><li>Registered Research Laboratory (RRL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available worldwide to qualified universities, research laboratories and institutions of higher learning to support applied research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education Grants (Higher Education and K-12) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available worldwide to universities, colleges, and primary and secondary schools to support innovative teaching practices </li></ul></ul>Overview Intergraph Education Program <ul><ul><li>For further information contact Cathy Goodwin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>02 9929 2888 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Registered Research Laboratory <ul><li>What you get… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Five licenses of GeoMedia Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One 2 map server license of GeoMedia WebMap Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two licenses of GeoMedia Grid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five licenses of GeoMedia Terrain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five licenses of SMMS for GeoMedia (including GeoConnect) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two licenses of GeoMedia Image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GML data server (read-only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GML export command </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Fiver Rivers Waterwatch Inc. <ul><li>Who we are and what we do… </li></ul><ul><li>Community non-profit organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Achieved RRL status in April 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Water monitoring program involving 7 tests </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor 162 sites in 19 catchments </li></ul><ul><li>12 years of water quality data </li></ul><ul><li>Education program involving local schools </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to monitoring the environmental state waterways in the NW of Tasmania. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Five Rivers Waterwatch Inc. Here we are…
  6. 7. Emu River
  7. 8. Flowerdale River
  8. 9. Queen River
  9. 10. Waratah River
  10. 11. Andrew River
  11. 13. Dissolved Oxygen (DO)
  12. 14. pH Test
  13. 15. Turbidity
  14. 17. Water Testing
  15. 18. Intergraph Assists Five Rivers Waterwatch Inc. <ul><li>The project used GeoMedia and WebMap to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access geographic data in various formats and sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a spatial water and catchment data base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display geographic data as static and interactive maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Query geographic data to produce range thematic maps, graphs, tables and charts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Streamline the collection, accuracy and update of geographic data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce maps to support a State of Surface Water Report for the Cradle Coast NRM </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Windows Server GeoMedia WebMap Pro Project Schematic Our Outcomes Client Application Access Data ArcView Data MapInfo Data
  17. 20. Building a Water Database <ul><li>1.Converting paper-based records to an excel spreadsheet </li></ul>
  18. 21. Spatially Enabling the Database <ul><li>2.Adding x (eastings), y (northings) fields from the MapWindow </li></ul>
  19. 22. Geocoding the Database <ul><li>3.The Geocoding work flow… </li></ul><ul><li>~Attach excel spreadsheets in GeoMedia (warehouse>feature class definition>water_data>attach…) </li></ul><ul><li>~Geocode coordinates </li></ul><ul><li>(analysis>geocode coordinates…) </li></ul><ul><li>~Configure Coordinate system and datum </li></ul><ul><li>(select >UTM, Southern Hemisphere, zone55, GDA94) </li></ul><ul><li>~Specify X, Y fields </li></ul><ul><li>~Execute query and view results </li></ul>
  20. 23. Static Map of Water Monitoring Sites Latrobe Bass Highway King’s Creek
  21. 24. Creating an Access (relational) Database <ul><li>4.The conversion work flow… </li></ul><ul><li>~Created an All_Water_Data table in Access </li></ul><ul><li>~Cleaned up excel spreadsheets to match the table </li></ul><ul><li>~Imported individual spreadsheets into separate tables one for each catchment using: </li></ul><ul><li>file>get external data>import>excel spreadsheets… </li></ul><ul><li>~Created an All_Catchment .gws </li></ul><ul><li>~Geocoded each table to a Geocode query </li></ul><ul><li>~Saved individual catchment legends for recall later </li></ul><ul><li>~Created a base map of Tasmania with individual catchments in each legend </li></ul><ul><li>~Saved GeoWorkspace for later use in website </li></ul>
  22. 25. One access water database
  23. 26. Building a Catchment Data Warehouse <ul><li>The work flow… </li></ul><ul><li>~ Obtained vector and raster data sets at state coverage from </li></ul><ul><li>the LIST and regional coverage from local Councils, CFEV, </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro, DPIWE </li></ul><ul><li>~ Stored geographic data in multiple sources .shp, mid/mif, dxf, formats AGD’66 and GDA’94, and projections Geographic and Projected </li></ul><ul><li>~ Used spatial queries to ‘clip’ geographic data as points, lines and area features eg. Mersey Parcels </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis>Spatial Query>LISTcad>are entirely contained by>Mersey>Mersey_parcels </li></ul><ul><li>~ Used attribute queries to construct point, line and area features eg. Mersey River </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis>attribute query>mersey rivers>filter>RS_Order>=7,=6,=5,=4>Mersey>OK </li></ul><ul><li>~ Created a Warehouse Configuration File </li></ul><ul><li>Start>Programs>GeoMedia>Utilities>Define Warehouse Configuration File </li></ul><ul><li>~ Connected to individual Warehouses </li></ul><ul><li>Warehouses>new connection>Access…/ArcView…./>connection name … </li></ul>
  24. 27. Constructing a EC Range Thematic Map How many sites had an EC value >350? Where are they located? EC 350 Trigger Point
  25. 28. Displaying numeric attribute data <ul><li>The EC Range Thematic work flow… </li></ul><ul><li>~created a query in the water database for all EC </li></ul><ul><li>counts >350 </li></ul><ul><li>~divided the counts into 3 divisions 2-3, 3-7,7-10 </li></ul><ul><li>~customised the symbology graduated in size and </li></ul><ul><li>colour </li></ul><ul><li>~displayed attribute information in the map window </li></ul>
  26. 29. Triggered 2- 3 times Triggered 7 -10 times Latrobe King’s Creek
  27. 30. Interactive Web Map
  28. 32. Surface Water Report Maps
  29. 35. Acknowledgements <ul><li>I would like to thank… </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Loughrey for making the Intergraph Education Program in Australia possible </li></ul><ul><li>Pieter van Jaarsveld for assisting schools and community organisations with GeoMedia licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Cathy Goodwin for promoting spatial education and training within the organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Gordon Sumerling for providing support and training </li></ul><ul><li>The Aurora Energy GIS Group - Steve Holliday, Seng Lim, Stuart Day, Pat Luttrell and Tim Wicks for helping me understand and apply spatial concepts. </li></ul>
  30. 36. Contact details… <ul><li>Adrian O’Connor </li></ul><ul><li>4 High Street </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield 7306 </li></ul><ul><li>TASMANIA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>03 6491 2622 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0400 566 573 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>03 6491 2622 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adrian O’Connor </li></ul></ul>
  31. 38. &quot;He had brought a large map representing the sea,without the least vestige of land: and the crew were much pleased when they found it to be a map they could all understand.“ (Lewis Carroll (1856) Happy sailing …