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Utility PIEs - Programs for Simplifying the Analysis of Geographic Information in U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Models
Entry ID: USGS_Utility
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Summary
Abstract: The Utility PIEs programs were developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to enhance existing USGS graphical user-interfaces for ground-water modeling programs. The programs are in the form of dynamic-link libraries that add interpolation methods, commands, and functions to Argus ONE TM through the use of Plug-In Extensions (PIEs). The interpolation methods, commands, and functions are not specific to any particular type of model but instead may find application under a variety of circumstances. The new interpolation methods provide results much more quickly than the existing interpolation methods in Argus ONE while still giving reasonable results. Some of them also incorporate anisotropy. This may be particularly valuable for cross sectional models. The commands are useful for copying, editing, converting, or importing information. They include commands for creating or modifying grids, editing the precise locations of nodes along contours, importing data as either contours or data points, setting the expressions for multiple parameters, and importing Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). The functions provide convenient methods for evaluating, converting, or storing information. Many of the functions are hidden because they could cause memory leaks if used improperly or provide specialized functions not likely to be of interest to most users. Nevertheless, these functions provide a convenient method of performing Geographic Information System (GIS) functions that would be difficult to do with Argus ONE alone.

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Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Download the Utility PIEs program.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: Utility PIEs user manual.
Service Citation
Originators: Winston, Richard B
Title: Utility PIEs - Programs for Simplifying the Analysis of Geographic Information in U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Models
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/gwsoftware/Utility/Utility.html
ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
Access Constraints
None
Service Provider
Ground Water, Software, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: USGS GROUND WATER INFO
Phone: 703-648-5001
Email: ogw_webmaster at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U. S. Geological Survey
Office of Ground Water
411 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
RICHARD B. WINSTON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: rbwinst at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
431 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2012-01-18
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-01-18
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