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Easton Stormwater Mapping Project Phase II

This project, which is funded by the town of Easton, is a continuation of a project begun in the summer of 2012 to map the stormwater system of the Town of Easton with sub-centimeter accurate points. Our current Phase II is designed to allow us to further the job of locating stormwater features and to map the lines of these and last summer’s features through the town.

In the field, Luis Machado is working with a Topcon GR-3, a surveying tool that allows us to map points with sub-centimeter accuracy with X, Y and Z coordinates. In the lab he is working with a variety of software types to render the data from the surveying format to files compatible with Arcmap where the actual line drawing is taking place. Daniel Benton, a GIS intern, and Sam Stanton, an independent contractor, are also assisting in this project. Sam Stanton helping us manage and coordinate the data into a successful final deliverable for the Town of Easton.

Our main goal for this phase of the project is to completely map the Tanyard Watershed Branch with all of the pertinent features and line connections showing the working system. Our extended goal would be to accomplish the same for the Windmill Watershed Branch of Easton. Ultimately, we hope to completely map the town of Easton’s stormwater system.