A geographic information systems approach to the analysis of contaminants in Galveston Bay

dc.acquisition-srcJudith Buys, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Research Center provided the GBIC with a copy of a NWRC reprint.en_US
dc.call-noAcc# 6102en_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcNiff, M.E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoscigno, P.F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJi, W.en_US
dc.contributor.otherProceedings of the Third National U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Geographic Information Systems Workshop. Held at Onalaska, Wisconsin on May 3-6, 1992.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:21:15Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:21:15Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionp. 254-265en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractA geographic information system (GIS) was used to overlay information from a series of databases containing details about habitats, pollution sources, and metal contamination. Using ARC/INFO, a series of maps with various combinations was generated to examine the impact of urbanization and industrialization on the natural resources of Galveston Bay, Texas. The goal was to integrate information from many different sources into a computerized database environment that can be used to represent the impacts associated with this ecosystem. The GIS environment allows for storage and retrieval of data as well as mapping and analytical capabilities. Patterns of spatial distribution can be plotted for different variables, which makes the data easy to visualize when modeling. Resource managers can use this capability to develop comprehensive plans for managing the individual activities within an overall framework. It can be used to identify sensitive areas and to study trends over periods of time. Presented here are a series of maps which represent a preliminary step towards the development of a cartographic model.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeTrinity Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeWest Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeEast Bayen_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/24022
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dc.locationGBIC Collectionen_US
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dc.notesen_US
dc.placeOnalaska, Wisconsinen_US
dc.publisherEnvironmental Management Technical Centeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries6102.00en_US
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dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectresource managementen_US
dc.subjectecosystemsen_US
dc.subjectnatural resourcesen_US
dc.subjectwater resourcesen_US
dc.titleA geographic information systems approach to the analysis of contaminants in Galveston Bayen_US
dc.typeChapteren_US
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