GIS Solutions at Windsor

  • Windsor is a certified ESRI Business Partner
     

Windsor currently supports many clients using ESRI and Open Source tools, including ArcGIS Server and the Web APIs, ArcGIS Online, Google Maps, Bing Maps, and OpenLayers, among others. Windsor implements these technologies to deliver dynamic geospatial capabilities in our applications, and in many cases we've helped our clients to migrate from older technologies to the latest, best-of-breed GIS technologies.

As an ESRI partner, Windsor has been recognized as a valuable solution provider of GIS services. Our ability to support clients with their GIS requirements gives Windsor greater flexibility to deliver complete solutions for our clients.

Following are just some of the applications using GIS technologies that Windsor has created for its clients...

 

New York Department of Environmental Conservation and Natural Heritage Program, Nature Explorer Application

Windsor has developed and implemented a Web application for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Natural Heritage Program (NHP). New York State Nature Explorer is a browser-based application that provides enhanced access to natural resource data. The application combines data from three major natural resource data repositories – Biotics (an inventory of at-risk species and ecological communities), Breeding Bird Atlas, and Amphibian and Reptile Atlas. The integration of spatial and tabular datasets provides users the ability to answer critical natural resource questions from a single application. Features found in the system include:

  • Spatial Searching using municipalities, watersheds or user-defined areas
  • Search location by identifying map coordinate (several coordinate reference systems), address or place name
  • Tabular Searching
  • Spatial Data and Tabular Data Viewing

View the Public Nature Explorer Site


Hawaii Department of Health, Environmental Health Warehouse

With Windsor’s assistance, the State of Hawaii‘s Department of Health implemented an Environmental Health Warehouse. Users of this system are able to search for and explore all of the known environmental information for a given area in both spatial and tabular fashion. The true advantage of this system is that each agency division and program can manage information using their desired system(s) and this warehouse stores a shared copy of the information in order to offer a more holistic view of the agency’s data.

A new user interface offers improved search capabilities and a dashboard tailored to the needs of the EHA. This warehouse also contains the facilities on which EHA will report to the EPA via the Exchange Network. Users of this system have the ability to search for and explore all of the known environmental information for a given area in both spatial and tabular fashion. The EHW is a Web based application built in .NET operating against a SQL Server database. The GIS technologies used for the Web interface include the GoogleMaps API, the ArcGIS Extension for the GoogleMaps API, and the ArcGIS Server SOAP API. Some of the features found in the system include:

  • Spatial Searching
  • Tabular Searching
  • ArcGIS Server overlay layers for spatial data viewing
  • Tabular Data Viewing
  • Integration with ArcGIS Server security

View the Public Environmental Health Warehouse


Tribal Water Quality Exchange (WQX) Viewer

Windsor Solutions is excited to announce the completion of a coordinated project to design, build, and implement a rich-Web based geographic water quality application that allows users to search for, review, and analyze water quality information in both a spatial and tabular manner.

This was a highly collaborative project with the Seldovia Village Tribe (SVT) of Alaska, the United South and Eastern Band of Tribes, Inc. (USET), who provides support and economies of scale to 25 member Tribes from Texas to Maine, and the Oneida Native Sovereign Nation.

By aligning their goals and combining resources, these two Tribal communities were able to establish an intuitive, yet powerful, new water quality tool with a modest budget.

This Water Quality Spatial Viewer utilizes OpenLayers to broker all mapping capabilities. The OpenLayers tool allows each party to determine the specific map layers to be displayed on the map (Google Maps, ESRI, Bing, etc.) providing a flexible interface that is highly configurable to meet the needs of each organization.

This list highlights some of the features found in the system:

  • Spatial Searching
  • Tabular Searching
  • Spatial Data Viewing
  • Tabular Data Viewing
  • Graphing/Charting
  • Data Exporting
  • Configurable Spatial Layers
  • Intuitive User Experience
  • Configurable Security
  • Customizable Branding


 

Hawaii Department of Health, Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) Viewer

The Hawaii Department of Health Environmental Health Administration (EHA) contracted Windsor to design and implement a custom Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) viewer application. The application provides users the ability to query SDWIS data and return results in a spatially enabled and/or tabular format. The viewer provides county and environmental health specialists the ability to access and use the state's SDWIS information; it also provides field users with a way to improve GPS-collected coordinate data and import it into SDWIS.

The SDWIS Viewer is a moderately complex system comprised of Web applications, Web services and Mobile applications. The GIS technologies used for the application include the GoogleMaps API and the ArcGIS Extension for the GoogleMaps API for the Web interface, and the Windows Mobile SDK for the handheld GPS application.

  • Spatial and Tabular Searching
  • Spatial Data and Tabular Data Viewing
  • ArcGIS Server overlay layers for spatial data viewing
  • Data Exporting
  • GPS application to collect coordinates and “tag” to sampling points
  • Web service-based upload of GPS data to SDWIS database
  • Automatic download of SDWIS data catalog to handheld device
  • Integration with ArcGIS Server security


 

Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Facility Explorer

The Facility Explorer Application is a GIS-based Web application used for searching and displaying information about environmental facilities in Iowa. Users can determine whether the Iowa DNR has any current or past dealings with a facility, what permits are held, and whether a facility has any environmental violations. Authorized internal users also have the ability to add and edit facility locations using the map-based interface.

The application was built using the ESRI ArcGIS WebADF for the .NET framework. It integrates data from dozens of program databases with spatial data in ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server tile caches to create a single Web-based interface to the spatial and tabular facility data.

Some system features include:

  • Spatial Searching using municipalities, watersheds, TRS or user-defined areas
  • Facility reconciliation that identifies potential duplicate facilities and allows authorized users to merge or unmerge facilities and program interests
  • Search location by identifying map coordinate (several coordinate reference systems), address or place name, while filtering on program interest(s), program ID(s), and owner or organization affiliations
  • Tabular Searching
  • Spatial Data and Tabular Data Viewing

View the Public Facility Explorer Site

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