Title

A Geographic Data Model for Representing Ground Water Systems

Keywords

Arc Hydro data model, ground water, geographic data model, geographic information system, GIS

Abstract

The Arc Hydro ground water data model is a geographic data model for representing spatial and temporal ground water information within a geographic information system (GIS). The data model is a standardized representation of ground water systems within a spatial database that provides a public domain template for GIS users to store, document, and analyze commonly used spatial and temporal ground water data sets. This paper describes the data model framework, a simplified version of the complete ground water data model that includes two‐dimensional and three‐dimensional (3D) object classes for representing aquifers, wells, and borehole data, and the 3D geospatial context in which these data exist. The framework data model also includes tabular objects for representing temporal information such as water levels and water quality samples that are related with spatial features.

Original Publication Citation

Strasberg G., D.R. Maidment, N.L. Jones, “A geographic data model for representing ground water systems,” Ground Water, Vol. 45, No. 4, July-August 2007, pp. 515-518.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-05-04

Publisher

Groundwater

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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