Introduction to GPS for Stormwater Managers
June 15, 2006 from 1:00 to 4:00pm
University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus, Coastal Institute
- Marguerita Chatterton's (RIDEM) presentation: Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) storm water program
- Paul Jordan's (RIDEM) presentation: Mapping Stormwater Outfalls
Does your community need to meet new stormwater regulations? Is mapping stormwater drainage locations at the top of your priority list? If so, this workshop will provide your staff or consultants with the simplest and most practical methods to complete this task.
What Will I Learn? The program focuses on the use of low-cost, hand-held GPS units, in combination with digital cameras, tolocate stormdrain features and verify their condition. A brief field walk will provide an opportunity to see how data is collected. Back in the classroom, you will learn how to import data, hyperlink photos, and enter results into a spreadsheet for your own record-keeping and reporting to RI DEM. No GPS experience is required.
Who Should Attend? Town officials, volunteers, commission members, and private sector professionals.
How Much Does It Cost? $15 for Nonprofit/Government/Student ($25 after June 8) $45 for Professionals ($60 after June 8).
1:10 What municipal stormwater managers need to know
1:30 GPS basics for stormdrain mapping
2:45 Collecting and reporting GPS data
4:00 Wrap up and adjourn
Trainers will include Paul Jordan, from RI DEM, with support from URI and RI DEM staff.