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Accession Number PB2013-102191
Title Development of an Offshore Alabama Sand Information System.
Publication Date 2009
Media Count 99p
Personal Author D. K. Tidwell S. B. Darby S. C. Jones
Abstract A geographic information system (GIS) platform provides a powerful tool for managing and analyzing geospatial databases and for the visualization of geospatial themes and results. The application of GIS to sand resource investigations supports the identification and delineation of potential sand resources in the Federal Outer Continental Shelf, promotes the feasibility of sand mining, and facilitates the discovery of existing data to promote further sand investigations and minimize project cost. This assessment was tasked as part of Public Law 109-234, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery. The Offshore Alabama Sand Information System (OASIS) is an internet mapping service representing a compilation of shallow sediment, geophysical, and ancillary geospatial data from private, government, and academic entities.
Keywords Alabama
Beach restoration
Geographic Information System(GIS)
Geospatial databases
Offshore resources
Sediment samples
Shoreline erosion
Study areas

Source Agency Minerals Management Service
NTIS Subject Category 47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
50B - Civil Engineering
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
Corporate Author Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Open file rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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