Developing a Collaborative Environment for Sharing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Between Reclamation and Irrigation Districts.

Project ID: 19042
Principal Investigator: Paul Martin
Research Topic: Water Resource Data Analysis
Funded Fiscal Years: 2019 and 2020
Keywords: None

Research Question

Utilizing existing ESRI technologies, can a GIS collaborative environment between Irrigation Districts and Reclamation be developed and transferable processes be documented and utilized simplifying the effort necessary when developing other collaborative environments?

Need and Benefit

The goal for this project, as informed by Federal Guidelines and Policies, is to build a collaborative environment where Irrigation Districts and the Bureau of Reclamation can share data. The key component to developing a collaborative program is to develop standards by which the data is collected, stored, shared, and available for analysis and decision making. The proposed project will work with two Irrigation Districts within the Great Plains Region, in order to establish a process for GIS collaboration. Through testing of the collaborative process, documentation will be produced to describe the processes, standards, and guidance for implementing at a broader scale. The ability to use cloud technology recently became available for use by government agencies. Combined with ESRI software ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Maps for Office, ArcGIS Online, Collector, and Survey123, this will provide an ideal environment for
collaboration between partners. A couple projects already exist in Reclamation that have leveraged ESRI's technology to establish collaboration between partners. They include Snake River Area Office in PN and MP. ArcGIS Online, Collector, Survey123 and ArcGIS for Maps are increasing in use throughout Reclamation.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20