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November 30, 2005

GCS Research is pleased to announce the successful delivery of a Web-based mapping application for Monterey County, California wildland fire managers.  The "Monterey County LandView" application utilizes GCS Research .NET components and ESRI's ArcIMS technology to deliver extensive geospatial data of importance to the wildland fire community in Monterey County. 

Monterey County LandView is designed to provide critical information for fire managers to better prepare for and respond to wildland fire events within the complex wildland-urban interface (WUI) across Monterey County.  Both the .NET components and the optimization of the raster geodatabase are direct extensions of research and development conducted between GCS Research and NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center under a Space Act Agreement. 

GCS Research provided a total solution and worked closely with the customer to deliver an easy-to-use and cost-effective system designed to enhance geospatial data exchange and basic functionality required by the wildland fire manager.  This included processing of extensive amounts of geospatial data, design and deployement of a geodatabase, significant raster image processing and storage in ArcSDE-SQL Server environment, and the on-going hosting of the Web mapping application for the customer. 

GCS Research utilized its extensive, award-winning experience in building and delivering custom Web-based mapping applications in order develop Monterey County LandView.  Challenged by a "cheaper and easier" proposition from our customer, GCS Research was able to successfully create the right set of tools to meet the geospatial objectives of the project.

"Monterey County LandView" Showing Fire Risk Rating within Urban Interface Zone


  • ESRI ArcIMS 9.1+
  • ESRI ArcSDE 9.1+
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2003
  • Microsoft IIS and .NET Framework 2.0
  • GCS Research .NET Connector for ArcIMS