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Florida Lake Management Society Annual Conference, Naples, Florida, June 4 – 7, 2007

One of the major challenges of the project was to develop a method to manage the huge quantities of data generated by various sources using no pre-determined schema and virtually without metadata. This challenge was solved using a combination of traditional and spatial database approaches. The problem was so interesting and had so many possible approaches that is was used as a class project in a graduate level spatial design class taught by the author. Only one team took this particular project although other graduate student teams took other similarly challenging projects. The second part of the poster presentation shows the results of this team’s efforts. Their “geodatabase” design approached took the traditional conceptual, logical and physical database design approach. Part of their results is shown in Figure 2.

The poster presentation will provide an overview of the new Restoration component and a discussion of the GIS, database management and web design efforts that went into its design, development and implementation. The presentation will also provide some insights on the difficulties of developing a spatial database (geodatabase) for restoration site management. Similar project have been attempted (Gruber, 2006, NERI), and with the new capabilities offered by spatial databases these types of possible solutions to restoration site management should be more common in the future.

References Haddad, K.D. 1989. Habitat trends and fisheries in Tampa and Sarasota bays. Pages 113-128 in

Tampa and Sarasota bays: issues, resources, status, and management. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Estuary-of-the-Month Seminar Series 11.

Gerhard Gruber, 2006, Masters Thesis, Lincoln University, University Environment, Society and Design Division, Lincoln, New Zealand. (http://bush.org.nz/download/pdf/GerhardGruberResearchProposal.pdf)

NERI (http://www.epa.gov/water/waternews/2004/071304.html)

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