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What is GIS?

Posted by Aaron Andrews on Tuesday, June 02, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Aaron Andrews is a designer in our computer-aided design (CAD) group. We asked him some questions on the geographic information system (GIS)how it can be utilized for projects of all sizes and why it can be beneficial to you, our client. 

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Tags: floodplain maps, flood maps, technology, municipal, civil engineering, Wessler, Mapping, Asset Management, Flood Modeling, Computer System, CAD

HEC-RAS Flood Modeling...What is it?

Posted by Michael Ellis on Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The name itself, is an acronym that stands for the Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System. It is a computer program developed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that models the hydraulics of water flow through natural rivers and other channels. 

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Tags: floodplain maps, flood management, Wessler, Mapping, FEMA, Flood Modeling

Are your floodplain maps accurate?

Posted by Mary Atkins on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

We had homes along Beech Creek we felt should be removed from the floodplain. We were hoping our engineer [Wessler] could make a strong case to have the area revised by FEMA and give these homeowners a chance to be exempt from having to carry costly flood insurance.” -Brad Meriwether, Director of Public Works and MS4 Operator, City of Beech Grove

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Tags: floodplain maps, flood maps, flood management

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