Dynamic Solutions

GIS Services

Organizing and accessing data in a GIS context is an essential element of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and environmental analyses. Dynamic Solutions has extensive and diverse experience with developing and utilizing GIS data and software.

We use many types of GIS data: including hydraulic, hydrological, biological, habitat, physical, and topographical. GIS software is used to map and analyze flow, velocity, turbidity, temperature, dissolved solids, suspended solids, contaminant concentrations, biological activity demand, and production, conductivity, density, void ratio, porosity, sediment size distributions, organic and inorganic content. We are capable of bringing diverse data into, reorganizing, and extracting data from the GIS context using several commercial software products as well as custom software designed to meet special project requirements. The staff at Dynamic Solutions is experienced and proficient applying the US Department of Defense’s Spatial Data Standard for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE).

The DSLLC Team uses multiple GIS platforms including ESRI (ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcReader, ArcExplorer), Intergraph (MicroStation, GeoMedia, EarthView) and AutoDesk (AutoCAD, MapGuide, Lightscape, 3DsMax) products depending on client preference and project relevance. The benefit of this capability is that we can use the right tool to meet the specific technical needs of each project.

Our staff is proficient with ESRI products, especially ArcView, ArcGIS and ArcInfo, having used these tools on numerous projects for analysis, presentation, and archiving information. These projects have ranged from rainfall, runoff, flow, water quality, and vegetation classification mapping to sediment transport.

AutoDesk products, especially AutoCAD and 3DsMax, have been utilized routinely on many projects. AutoCAD is often the source for data and design for site characteristics, sampling programs, and instrumentation. 3DsMax is also a source for physical properties and geometry of complex objects.

For example, GIS has been used to develop the following applications:

  • Bathymetry in rivers, streams, and coastlines
  • Characterization of aquatic wildlife habitats along a river
  • Characterization of sediment grain size distributions along a river and 10-year floodplain
  • Concentration of PCBs in the bottom sediments and along a river
  • Characterization of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in channel sediments
  • Location and operational history of monitoring wells
  • Progression of longwall coal mining
  • Topography (Digital Terrain and Elevation Models)