|Source:||Argonne National Laboratory|
|Date:||12/1/93 Record No.: 10026|
|Contact:||Pat Wilkey, 708-252-6258|
Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Capabilities
Innovative Spatial Analysis system, began work 5 years ago for GRI on pipeline right-of-ways. Provides visualization of various "false terrains"; e.g., when cost or other impact factors replace elevation as the z-variable. Allows routes to be optimized against different scenarios and tradeoffs. Graphic imaging to model the visual impact of projects (e.g., a transmission tower) against the "view-shed." GIS can be a logical extension of CAD-AM/FM systems, as an integrated system.
Argonne also has extensive multidisciplinary capabilities for analysis and field work in site rehabilitation and restoration.