My first GIS programming assignment was to develop an “early warning” system for planned or permitted changes in land use occurring outside the national parks of the Gulf Coast Network (GULN). The system compiles publicly available information about changes in land use and provides that information to the park staff in a format that is geographically linked, easy to use, and able to be frequently updated. This is accomplished by mapping permits that affect properties adjacent to the Park on a continual basis and delivering this information as maps to park managers. Park staff have the option to participate in, comment on, or respond internally to any actions they deem appropriate. The intent is to give park managers the information needed to plan accordingly for upcoming changes in land use near the park.
My role was to lead the GIS functionalities development which included:
- Design graphical user interface.
- Develop GIS analysis algorithm based on ArcObjects and Geoprocessing tool.
- Implemment GIS analysis into ArcObjects representation and VBA (Visual Basic Application) coding.
- Develop and perform application testing.
Darmawan Prasodjo, PhD