Nevada Fish Passage Assessment Database

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service in Nevada monitors and manages passages throughout the state. The data collected has been stored in a database with limited options for continued analysis. In collaboration with MDEP over 6,000 points of data have been processed into GIS data layers for greater utility along with other supporting data. This project continues to develop with the near future launch of a mobile data collection system, improved open source map portal and additional data resources increasing the utility of this decision support tool.

Launch Nevada PAD

Screenshots:

Flex Map (ESRI):
Fishv2_Flex

GeoExplorer Map (Open Source):
Fishv2_Flex

NTSB Aviation Crash Heatmap

The Aviation Crash Heatmap is a dynamic webmap using the Leaflet java script library and various plug-ins. This map uses data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Aviation Accident Database and Synopes. The map displays this data in three ways: point data, showing nearly 24,000 points all over the world where the NTSB has investigated aviation incidents. The second way the data is displayed is a heatmap, showing hot spots where crashes have occured most frequently over the entire NTSB record (that contained coordinates). The third way the data is displayed is as an animated heatmap with a time slider; through this layer the data shows hot spots month by month from December 1999 to December 2015, by looking at certain months a user can see where crashes occur most frequently and a user can analyse what season, or any particular month that has historically had more plane crashes according to NTSB data.
Aviation Crash Heatmap:Launch Heatmap

Documents:

Aviation Crash Documentation

Contact:
Tim Hutzley
GIS Analyst
Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program
760-252-6164
thutzley@mojavedata.gov


Crash App v2 (Recovery of Crash Site)

Developed in partnership with Shilpi Jain, Masters Student at the University of Redlands, this project is a redesign of the original Windows Phone Application in HTML 5 so that it is no longer platform specific.
The Recovery of Crash Site Application (RoCS) was rebuilt using HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Javascript, ESRI Arc Desktop 10.2 and SQL, it is now web-based, platform independent and mobile friendly.
Recovery of Crash Site is a web application developed to help first responders, investigators and clean-up crews estimate the probable debris area of an airplane crash. User provides some basic crash and aircraft specific parameters which are used for the estimation, the results of which can be saved or emailed. The results map can be overlaid onto several base maps and the user can toggle the visibility of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) US National Grid layer over it to aid in coordination efforts. In addition, the user can add to the database of aircraft and relevant data and the entire database can be downloaded as an Excel file.

The application can be accessed from a device which has an internet connection, a GPS and a compatible browser.
Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are reccomended.
Launch RoCS

Documents:

Final Report
User Conference Presentation (12mb)
User Conference Poster

Video Presentation:



Contact:
Shilpi Jain
MS GIS Program
University of Redlands
909-312-9725
shilpi_jain@redlands.edu
Jn.shilpi@gmail.com
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Crash App v1

The Crash Site Debris Recovery Mobile Application (CSDRMA), or Crash App, is a prototype Windows Phone Application designed to assist crash investigators, first responders, and clean-up crews to locate aircraft crash debris in ground impact crash situations. The application specifically projects an estimated area of high debris concentration by utilizing a debris trajectory formula, the GPS location of the mobile device, Geographic Information System (GIS) functionality, an internal library of aircraft attributes, and user-defined variables of the affected aircraft and its crash characteristics. In testing, the application has shown to be promising in furthering the development of mobile applications for use in airplane crash events.

Documents:

Final Report
Homeland Security Summit Lightning Talk Presentation
User Conference Presentation
User Conference Poster

Application Screenshots (click to enlarge)

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Video Presentation:



Contact:
Nick Janzen
MS GIS Program
University of Redlands
909-748-8128
nicholas_janzen@spatial.redlands.edu


LERM / MURM

National Park Service

Law Enforcement Real-time Map / Maintenance Utility Real-time Map

LERM has grown to much more than just a geolocation tool with the ability to upload pictures. Once it was deployed to the field, Law Enforcement personal began requesting to add more geospatial data and the number of data layers still continues to grow. Furthermore, MURM was developed in order to help share data between Law Enforcement and Maintenance personnel. Only maintenance related data feeds through to MURM so sensitive data remains protected. Once a maintenance related issue is addressed, it's updated status feeds back to LERM.

Screenshot:
LERM/MURM

Project POC: John Piastuck (Chief Ranger) John_Piastuck@nps.gov

SNAP Restoration

SNAP
ArcPad is being used to collect field data for the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, which makes it difficult to share outside of the local agency conducting the field work. In order to help data collaboration, on a quarterly basis all ArcPad databases are combined and sent to MDEP. The data for the Flex map is then updated to reflect the new data changes.



Screenshot:
LERM/MURM

Project POC: Don Harper (USFWS) don_harper@fws.gov

CVAG

CVAG
Coachella Valley Association of Governments handles a significant amount of efforts for local government is the Coachella Valley. The various efforts that CVAG manages all have some GIS component that the public would benefit from if access and the resources were available. In talks with MDEP, CVAG realized a partnership with this program would give them the technological advances they needed along with building a stronger relationship with regional agency data and GIS efforts. The CVAG project has started with hosting a GIS cloud server for their efforts and continues into other efforts such as data analysis and mobile software development.


CVAG

BLM El Mirage Trail Survey

BLM
Traditionally trail surveys were conducted with paper forms which required about 10 minutes to complete at each survey location. By using a GIS database, MDEP was able to cut that time down to between 30 seconds to 1 minute while improving data integrity as well. Furthermore, data was synced “live” from the field with a mobile hotspot after data had been collected which allowed project progress to be viewed and QC’d by the project manager. The final product of the project is a web map which shows the location of survey points, maintenance points, all attribute data, and pictures associated with each point.


Screenshot:
ElMirage

Rainwater Runoff Recharge Prediction Tool

Developed in partnership with Oludamilola Eyelade, Masters Student with University of Redlands, this tool will help GIS users to determine the characteristics and locations of suitable rainwater capture sites for recharging underground water for their area.
Fort Irwin, a US Army base located in the Mojave desert area of California derives its water needs from aquifers underlying the Bicycle, Irwin, and Langford basins. At present natural recharge from the surface basins is not sufficient to balance water drawn from the aquifers. As part of efforts to improve aquifer recharge, a system was required to determine the volume of runoff generated in each basin as well as the feasibility and potential sites for storm water capture. This study used GIS to create models for basin delineation, runoff calculation and site suitability analysis for storm water capture. Outputs from these models made it possible to create maps showing estimated runoff volume and candidate sites for water capture within each storm water basin. The results also established the feasibility of storm water capture on Fort Irwin.
The goal of this project was to determine the characteristics and locations of suitable rainwater capture sites for recharging underground water as part of efforts to achieve Net Zero Water Use at Fort Irwin.
The objectives of the project were:

  • Delineate storm water basins
  • Determine the volume of runoff from storms with different recurrence periods
  • Develop a model to identify potential sites for storm water capture

Documents:

Final Report
PowerPoint Presentation (12mb)
Poster
ArcGIS Toolbox   (Note: ArcHydro is required. (32mb))

Screenshot:
Rainwater

Contact:
Oludamilola Eyelade
MS GIS Program
University of Redlands
909-435-9444
dammydash@yahoo.com
dami.eyelade@gmail.com

Desert Tortoise Mobile App

Developed in partnership with Shawn Irvin, Student with Cal Poly Pomona and Paul Tonning with the Victor Valley College, this application was developed around educating the public and gaining opportunistic data following a crowdsourcing schema.
Screenshot:
Tortoise

EAGLE Observation

CDFW
This effort is in partnership with the State of California to help provide an electronic method for permit holders to identify their study areas to the state. The benefit for the state is that they can map study areas easier and permit holders have a mobile friendly interface to enter their permit location area.

Due to the sensitivity of the data for this endangered species this is a protected service.
Screenshot:
Rainwater