Data Access, Assessment and Visualization
The Data Challenge
Before Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment (KRCEE) researchers developed the Paducah Data Warehouse System, there was no collaboration of spatial data between the U.S. Department of Energy's Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO), the regulators, the researchers, and the public. KRCEE realized data collaboration enables research data comparison, fosters the evolution of existing research, and prevents workload redundancy.
KRCEE identified and evaluated alternatives to house, manage, maintain, and provide end-users access to Paducah Data Warehouse Geographical Information System (PGDP-DWGIS) and the existing inaccessible Portsmouth Data Warehouse Geographical Information System (Ports-DWGIS). KRCEE recommendations paved the way for an easy-to-use collaborative system.
The initial Paducah Data Warehouse System was the forerunner to the new Data Warehouse Geographic Information System (DWGIS). DWGIS spatial data and reports are accessible to all at http://padgis.latakentucky.com/padgis/.