A decision support tool for transitioning to vegetation-based stormwater management
Using nationally-available soil and land use data layers, this ArcGIS add-in allows users to identify the range of green infrastructure BMPs that are appropriate for their development/redevelopment project. Development plans can be uploaded or quickly replicated using the handing drawing features incorporated in the project toolbar.
After identifying which BMPs are suitable for the development/redevelopment site, the G2G Scenario Analysis Tool allows users to determine the impacts of various treatment options working alone or as part of a treatment train. Working from the source outward, users can see how their management decisions impact stormwater runoff volumes and quality.
The G2G siting tool generates an easy-to-share PDF report which allows the reader to select and deselect map output layers regardless of his/her GIS capabilities Similarly, the G2G Scenario Analysis tool a standard office spreadsheet program to allow the user to visualize the impacts of on-the-fly BMP changes.
This project was supported by the USDA Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program. The
project is a product of the University of South Florida, in partnership with the University of Florida and Thomas L. Singleton Consulting.