Visual display of the GIS as a tool to prioritize environmental releases, integrate their management and alleviate their public threat



The Northeast Region has designed a project using ESRI's developer programming language
Avenue for ArcView. Avenue is the programming language that com/es packaged with ArcView,
it allows customization and a development environment for ArcView. Throughout the course of
the project the Northeast Region developed a program that will allow unfamiliar and
inexperienced users of ArcView the ability to query all data the Northeast Region has gathered
using GIS data gathered from previous years.

The following documentation has provided inexperienced and unfamiliar users the ability to
access accumulated groundwater data collected throughout the region.

Figure 1. This is the opening window that appears when the project is open. A button has been
           added that will allow the program to be run.
Figure 2. A customary welcome message appears stating the project has started.
Figure 3. A drop down menu will appear that will allow the user to select a county that data has
           been collected from. Brown county has been selected for this example.
Figure 4. A progress message will appear stating the county which has been selected.
Figure 5. An option menu box can also be selected that will allow the user to add additional
           statewide data layers that have been provided by the WDNR BEITA/GEO team.
           These layers include County, Municipal, Watershed, Basin Boundaries, plus other
           information. The user has the option if they want to select these layers now or they
           can be added later if needed.
Figure 6. The view has added the base layers (roads, hydrology, and wetlands) of the county
           selected. Only roads will be visible until a method has been selected to zoom to the
           area of interest. A prompt will appear that allows the user to select a way to zoom to
           the area of interest. Method 1 will ask for the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
           Coordinates (town, range, section, /, / section). Method 2 will zoom to the area of
           interest by drawing a box around the area of interest. This is used when PLSS
           Coordinates are unknown.
Figure 7. In this example the user has selected the PLSS coordinates a message box will
           appear that prompts the user to enter the PLSS description. Also contamination
           source data layers have been added to the view. Entering the coordinates will allow
           the user to zoom to the area with a one mile radius extent.
Figure 8. When the area of interest has been zoomed to another pop-up menu will prompt the
           user to select a point to search from and enter a radius for the user to search for
           contamination sources around it.
Figure 9. The search will then label all contamination sources with a representative unique
           identification number that will match a spreadsheet printout the user is prompted to
           print if desirable.

           The above documentation allows the user to gather data that is frequently requested by
           a variety of customers. The following documentation allows users the ability to access
           more detailed records from the WDNR.

Figure 10. Also in this project various buttons have been added that will allow users to obtain
           information from other databases.
Figure 11. The W button will allow users to add well locations from the well database source of
           FilemakerPro that contains well construction reports. When the W is pressed all
           known well locations from the software will be added to ArcView a box can be drawn
           on the view and FilemakerPro will start automatically and locate the selected wells
           from the view.
Figure 12. This is an example of the well log that was selected from the ArcView project.
Figure 13. You may also query records from FilemakerPro to select records displayed in