The ubiquitous WebGIS Analysis Toolkit for Extensive Resources (uWATER version 1.1), released on 11/01/2010, is an ArcGIS Explorer plug-in package developed by the Illinois State Water Survey for visualizing and analyzing decision support variables, such as groundwater modeling results, in ArcGIS Explorer build 1500 or later versions (free download). The toolkit conducts a complex inquiry, undertaking spatial and characteristics inquiry at the same time, on a user-desired shapefile based on the defined criteria. It allows the user to select a feature in ArcGIS Explorer from the feature layer. Then it allows the user to select another feature layer or attribute of another feature layer as query criteria, and specifies the attribute query range and spatial relationship.
uWATER adheres to the default vector file (shapefile) developed by the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) as the standard for storing spatial information. The package was coded using Microsoft Visual Basic in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
uWATER 1.1 requires the following preinstalled software:
- Operating System: Windows XP - SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
- ArcGIS Explorer Desktop: build 1500 and 1700 (free download)
- .NET Framework 3.5 or later (free download)
ArcUser Online has released an article entitled "Making the Results of Analysis Accessible, ArcGIS Explorer plug-in aids natural resources management" by Yi-Chen E. Yang and Yu-Feng F. Lin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
(To view the software license agreement, click "Download uWATER" above.)