GIS Development for HTRW Studies

Location: Fort Riley, Kan.

Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Burns & McDonnell is conducting a series of hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste (HTRW) studies at this active military site. Activities include surface and subsurface investigations at a number of closed and active facilities. Maintaining a geographic information system (GIS) for this project requires Burns & McDonnell to integrate with the existing system at the fort and work closely with other Corps of Engineers contractors to share data in a common format.

Burns & McDonnell provides support to the project by:

  • Maintaining Arc/INFO coverages and ArcView shapefiles containing spatial basemap and well survey data
  • Maintaining the database for laboratory results
  • Projecting and spatially registering survey data and aerial photographs
  • Digitizing basemap information from aerial photography
  • Producing report exhibits using GIS tools
  • Automating mapping procedures for regular monitoring and reporting of chemicals of concern in soil and groundwater
  • Delivering electronic databases, including coverages, projects, and project databases

As the technology changes and new GIS tools are available to the Fort Riley project team, Burns & McDonnell is adapting methods to provide the best solutions. The advantages of this long-term relationship are evident in the quality of work we can accomplish together.

  • Spatial analysis
  • Data management
  • Automated mapping
  • Data conversion

Primary technologies used:

  • ArcGIS
  • Arc/INFO
  • ArcView
  • MGE
  • MS Access
  • Microstation
  • Windows NT
  • Unix