AMT has collected, organized and managed extensive sets of facility data for various large facilities and multi-year projects and is actively involved in ongoing data acquisition, organization and analysis efforts. After incorporation into our data base management systems, data are analyzed using a variety of disciplines to ultimately enable and support decision-makers. AMT has the capability to develop data collection approaches, select an appropriate data management system, and perform necessary analyses to suit the purpose of any data collection task.
AMT often develops computerized database programs for GIS systems. Past experience includes compilation of vertical and horizontal coordinates of facilities; condition of facilities, structures, or waterways; types of materials used; number and location of facilities; and other attributes of waterways, roadways, utilities, and other structures. Graphics have been developed with database linkages; existing drawings have been digitized and linked to databases. Complementing AMT's hardware configuration is a significant library of GIS computer software including CADD programs, GIS applications and Raster to Vector applications. In order to assure compatibility with as many GIS installations as possible, AMT operates a wide and diverse variety of GIS software on several hardware platforms. A full array of data conversion services for maps and drawings, and applications development for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is provided. The accumulated experience from the actual handling of data allows us to accurately convert and overlay digital data from sources such as maps, drawings, aerial photos, raster images, AutoCAD DXF, Intergraph IGRDS/MicroStation, ARC/INFO and MAPS.
AMT's GIS employees maintain a varied and experienced background in GIS applications. Employees are well versed in a wide range of GIS software including ArcView. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to, utility systems, transportation corridors, land use information (property lines, rights-of-way/streets, zoning), database design, user interfaces, automated mapping, soil and groundwater mapping.
Water resources program databases typically include potential regional facilities, structure replacements, stream corridor restorations, stream buffer enhancements, floodplain limits, wetland locations, water quality problem areas, and other. Lists are attached with each layer at each specific location and include types, locations, preliminary cost estimates and the priority for each watershed. As such,
- Graphic Layers for build-out flood plains, regional facilities, results of stream prioritization and the watershed project list will be provided in MicroStation format and/or ESRI ArcView GIS shape file formats ready for conversion into or the building appropriate GIS themes or coverage's respectively.
- Relational spatial data can be provided in either DBF (Database File) format for easy linkage with appropriate items e.g. size of regional facility, drainage area it serves, etc in the GIS themes or coverage's or in an ASCII format for conversion into appropriate database formats as desired by the county.
- Layer or Level graphics are provided as hard copy maps at county approved plotting scales and layer or level combinations, e.g. water and sanitary sewer, storm sewer and stormwater management facilities, etc. GIS layers for FEMA are compatible with DFIRM database structure.