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  • Map dawn by SCS in march 1948
  • Either original documents organizing the district or most recently available assessment.
  • By using the above available tools and modified style sheets we were able to maintain a similar look and feel to the main website, shown on the left. That way, when the link is changed on the agency site to redirect from the PDF file like to the interactive link, there will be a bit of continuity in appearance.
  • We carried that look and feel over to the other non-GIS pages associated with the site.
  • Here’s a better view of the site where we can view the site layout and legend. We’ve added buttons for links back to the DATCP Home page, a review of the “Legal Notice” disclaimer (which is what is displayed off the home page link prior to entering the site), and a link to provide feedback to the drainage engineer. The “Help” button launches the help document in a separate window. The toolbars use the built-in functionality of Geocortex Essentials but use our customized buttons. Data can be accessed by using the toolbar buttons: The “Get Info” button The “Select by box” button The “Search by County” button
  • In this window, the “Search by County” tool button was used to zoom in to Dodge county. Here we see several districts in this particular county. When we click the “Get Info” button, we can retrieve data on the feature of interest.
  • In this example we clicked on the District #18 polygon. The table on the left is data from the districts spatial layer in ArcSDE. The table on the right is data retrieved from the non-spatial table in SQL Server. If we click the tab labeled “Download County Board Members Report” we can generate a PDF report of the board members for Dodge County, which is where this district is located…
  • After a few moments, a pop up window tells us the PDF has been generated. When we click the “Download” button the PDF reader launches and we can view the report.
  • The report can be saved as a PDF file or can be printed. Geocortex supplies a report builder that allows us to pull data from both the layer and the datalink.

Drainage District Web Application Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Seth McClure Drainage Engineer WI DATCP Bureau of Land and Water Resources A Web-based Mapping Application for Drainage Districts
  • 2. State Drainage Engineer:
      • Required by law (s. 88.11, Wis Stats)
      • Provides technical and legal guidance to county Drainage Boards
      • Reviews and approves district engineering plans and specifications
      • Coordinates activities of the drainage boards with the DNR
      • Assists drainage boards in applying for permits
      • Provides guidelines for work performed in drainage districts
      • Provides technical assistance as needed
  • 3.
      • D epartment of A griculture, T rade & C onsumer P rotection.
      • State agency responsible for food safety, animal and plant health, protecting water and soil, and monitoring fair and safe business practices.
      • Inspects and licenses more than 100,000 businesses and individuals, analyzes millions of laboratory samples, conducts hundreds of hearings and investigations, educates businesses and consumers about best practices, adopts rules that have the force of law, and promotes Wisconsin agriculture at home and abroad.
    What is DATCP?
  • 4. What is a Drainage District?
    • Local governmental districts which are organized to drain lands for agricultural or other purposes.
    • Landowners who benefit from drainage must pay assessments to cover the cost of constructing, maintaining, and repairing the district drains.
    The majority of the existing drainage districts in the state were formed in the early 1900s.
  • 5. Drainage Districts in Wisconsin Distribution of Active Drainage Districts DATCP is aware of about 176 active drainage districts in Wisconsin. Of the 72 counties in Wisconsin, 31 of them contain one or more drainage districts. The majority of the drainage districts are located in the eastern and southeastern portions of the state. Counties Containing Active Drainage Districts
  • 6. What are the advantages of being in a drainage district?  
    • The solution to the removal of water is best approached regionally, or with many neighbors working together for a common goal.
    • When landowners take it upon themselves to drain their fields, divert stormwater, or pump out their basements, frequently it is at the expense of the next landowner downstream.
    • County drainage boards and county drainage districts can greatly simplify the implementation and maintenance of a common drainage system.
    • Drainage boards actually reduce the amount of community conflict inherent in flooding or persistent high water by providing an organized and localized process for resolving drainage problems.
  • 7. How do drainage districts operate?    
    • The county drainage board holds public meetings to discuss drainage issues within the drainage districts and to decide on a course of action.
    • The county drainage board is required to ensure that all drainage districts under its jurisdiction comply with the standards in the drainage rule (Ch. ATCP 48, Wis. Admin. Code) and statute (Ch. 88, Wis. Stats.).
    • The county drainage board has the power to:
      • annex or withdraw lands from a drainage district
      • purchase or lease equipment
      • levy assessments
      • obtain injunctions
      • hire attorneys, engineers, or other assistants
      • construct and maintain district drains
      • contract with governmental agencies
      • borrow money
      • perform inspections
  • 8. Who has a stake in drainage district operations?
    • Farmers
    • Homeowners
    • Municipalities
  • 9. Who has a stake in drainage district operations? Continued . . .
  • 10. Building the Geodatabase Existing Data: Historic Maps
  • 11. Existing Data: Legal Descriptions & Assessments Page 1 of 30 (say) Building the Geodatabase
  • 12. Statewide GIS Inventory Building the Geodatabase
  • 13. The Drainage Districts Site
  • 14. The Drainage Districts Site
  • 15. The Drainage Districts Site
  • 16. How Do You Access the Data?
  • 17. Drainage Board Members
  • 18. PDF Report Generated
  • 19. PDF Report
  • 20. PDF Map Generated
  • 21. The End http://datcp.wi.gov/Environment/Drainage_Programs/index.aspx Seth McClure Drainage Engineer WI DATCP 2811 Agriculture Dr. Madison, WI 53718 [email_address] (608) 224 - 4627