WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL
Project ID: 2002NM1B
Title: Geographic Information System for Water Resources Research Planning
Project Type: Information Management System
Focus Categories: Management and Planning, Conservation, Water Quality
Keywords: geographic information systems, GIS, water resources information, data development, education
Start Date: 03/01/2002
End Date: 02/28/2004
Federal Funds: $48960.00
Matching Funds: $35168.00
Congressional District: Second
Principal Investigators: Creel, Bobby J.; Kennedy, John F.
Abstract: As use of Geographic
Information Systems has grown and presented new opportunities, it also has
raised a number of new issues and problems. Of increasing concern is the management
of a growing collection of spatial data sets and applications programs. These
data sets and programs are very expensive to produce but relatively easy to
share, so there is a great incentive to avoid duplicating production efforts.
The trend clearly is toward managing these elements in distributed spatial
libraries. The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NMWRRI) has
become the focal point for Geographic Information System utilization concerning
water resources in New Mexico and the southwest region of the United States.
This is an ongoing project with new data continually being added to the database
and assistance being given to produce specific GIS products upon request.
Various research activities are supported by the system for water resources
planning in the state. The NMWRRI provides GIS support to a number of government
and public entities in the state and region.
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