Karen Bridges, Cheong Sin, Michelle Zhang, Jane Crowson,
Texas A & M University, Computer Science Department
Dr. David Leasure
$5,980 on 10/17/97
For reference materials, tools, and travel funds for several students
to present results of project at a conference. The project will design
and develop a web/database/geographic information system to collect, concentrate,
analyze and distribute data for the Texas Watch Program. It is expected
that this project will generate useful software to support volunteer data
collection efforts over a wide range of applications.
Texas Watch Program Abstract
This project is the design and implementation of a World Wide
Web-based information system to collect, concentrate, analyze and distribute
environmental data. It involves partnerships with public school
districts, educational programs (Adopt A Wetlands) and state agencies
(Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission).
Current Status as of 3/98
A working model prototype of the system has been designed and placed
on the web for controlled testing purposes. It includes an electronic
data input form, data report request output forms and maps. This
working model prototype is currently being reviewed and tested by a state
agency and a secondary education honors institution. The working
model is also being modified to accommodate a variety of environmental
data, ranging from water quality to ecosystem habitat.