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Title: Basin Assessment Spatial Planning Platform

Abstract

The tool is intended to facilitate hydropower development and water resource planning by improving synthesis and interpretation of disparate spatial datasets that are considered in development actions (e.g., hydrological characteristics, environmentally and culturally sensitive areas, existing or proposed water power resources, climate-informed forecasts). The tool enables this capability by providing a unique framework for assimilating, relating, summarizing, and visualizing disparate spatial data through the use of spatial aggregation techniques, relational geodatabase platforms, and an interactive web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Data are aggregated and related based on shared intersections with a common spatial unit; in this case, industry-standard hydrologic drainage areas for the U.S. (National Hydrography Dataset) are used as the spatial unit to associate planning data. This process is performed using all available scalar delineations of drainage areas (i.e., region, sub-region, basin, sub-basin, watershed, sub-watershed, catchment) to create spatially hierarchical relationships among planning data and drainages. These entity-relationships are stored in a relational geodatabase that provides back-end structure to the web GIS and its widgets. The full technology stack was built using all open-source software in modern programming languages. Interactive widgets that function within the viewport are also compatible with all modern browsers.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division (PNNL)
OSTI Identifier:
1372786
Report Number(s):
Basin Assessment Spatial Planning Platform; 005378MLTPL00
Battelle IPID 31103-E
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
005378
Software CPU:
MLTPL
Open Source:
Yes
PNNL BSD license for PNNL code.
Source Code Available:
Yes
Other Software Info:
Open Source available at store.PNNL.gov
Related Software:
The software utilizes Postgres as a back-end database and PostGIS to spatially enable it. Apache HTTP is used as the web server software.
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

. Basin Assessment Spatial Planning Platform. Computer software. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1372786. Vers. 00. USDOE. 26 Jul. 2017. Web.
. (2017, July 26). Basin Assessment Spatial Planning Platform (Version 00) [Computer software]. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1372786.
. Basin Assessment Spatial Planning Platform. Computer software. Version 00. July 26, 2017. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1372786.
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year = {Wed Jul 26 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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