Afternoon Sessions, Siena Room
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Delaware Department of Transportation partnered with the JMT Technology Group to develop the Planning and Development Coordination Application (PDCA), an innovative GIS-enabled web application to support their mission to preserve the safety and efficiency of the State’s transportation network. Specifically, the PDCA facilitates DelDOT’s collaborative, multi-step process for reviewing and approving proposed residential and commercial land development and its impact on State maintained roadways. The introduction of the PDCA has improved the efficiency, accuracy, consistency and transparency of the Development Review process resulting in time and cost savings and an improved relationship between DelDOT and the State of Delaware’s development community. This presentation will showcase the PDCA from a system development life-cycle perspective examining how unique and challenging requirements led to a modern and progressive GIS solution and discuss the myriad of lessons learned along the way.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Data, reports, and map products from the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) are increasingly being used by State agencies (DNREC, DelDOT, DDA) and local governments to support land-use planning and resource management decisions. Several existing and proposed regulations and ordinances cite these DGS resources and encourage and require their use for preparation of development plans and permit applications. This project is designed to deliver, by web-based mapping technology, the most commonly available and requested geologic and hydrogeologic information for the State of Delaware, appropriate for use in hydrologic studies, in a common format and interface. Information to be delivered consists of several GIS-based datasets, such as surficial and subsurface geologic maps, depth to water table rasters, recharge potential, surface elevation, and point-based well data. The application makes significant use of the open source technologies MapServer, OpenLayers, and Postgres.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Through the combined efforts of federal agencies, state agencies, and a number of University of Delaware research centers, Delaware is densely equipped with instruments that monitor air, land, and sea. With the addition of a real-time satellite receiving station located on the University of Delaware’s Main Campus, Delaware could arguably be branded the country’s “Best Monitored State”. Although this significant monitoring of the environment is occurring across the State, there is no statewide facility to ingest, organize, archive, and disseminate the data from these initiatives in a meaningful way for research, education, and decision making. The recently established Delaware Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Center (DEMAC) will work with agencies and research groups throughout the State of Delaware to establish and maintain a coordinated approach to disseminating environmental data to governmental agencies, K-12, and the general public. This presentation will focus on DEMAC’s goals and UD’s real-time satellite receiving station.