GLA-Data, Customizable Web Application

What is GLA-Data?

GLA-Data is a comprehensive, web-accessible, geographic information system (GIS)-based, database management system (DBMS) and was originally developed to manage well data and analyze water quality information. Customized versions of GLA-Data currently serve more than 15 clients across the West. GLA-Data provides a user-friendly, streamlined system to manage water supply and groundwater monitoring well-related processes.

GLA-Data has been customized for three different water well management priorities:

  1. Well registration, permitting, and reporting for Texas groundwater conservation districts (GCDs) and large landholders
  2. Water quality management and reporting for landfills/waste disposal sites
  3. Reporting and compliance for Groundwater Sustainability Plans for California Groundwater Sustainability Agencies

GLA-Data utilizes a .NET 4.5 (C#), which is a server-side scripting engine for dynamically-generated webpages from Microsoft. Programming a website using .NET employs various built-in objects of the .NET framework, enabling dynamic webpages to be designed using familiar form controls, handling HTML rendering internally on the web server. The web application and data repository reside either within a secure Cloud Service or on DBS&A’s servers, securely behind the DBS&A System Administration’s firewall, unless our clients choose to host the system.

GLA-Data Feature Diagram

Customizable Features at a Glance

Click here to view a full-size pdf depicting the customizable features of GLA-Data at a glance.

  1. GIS map-based front-end, with interactive mapping tools for spatial queries, exporting and print options, and integrating with web services from other partners
  2. Spatial data associated with other parameters
  3. Custom tools and queries to support permitting, monitoring, and reporting to outside agencies to support a variety of efforts, including desired future conditions and modeled available groundwater
  4. Custom reports
  5. Multi-level access interface
  6. Data import/collection using online forms
  7. Data import and export options compatible with third-party systems (e.g., application programming interfaces)
  8. Customizable query interface for ratings, reports, permits, and letters
  9. Document library
  10. Photo library
  11. Calendars
  12. Permit renewals
  13. Aquifer features and stratigraphy of point location

User-Friendly Features

  • Web-accessible and searchable DBMS
  • Map-based system (i.e., GIS map-based interface)
  • Remote data entry from a computer, tablet, or mobile device
  • Data import and collection using online forms and documentation
  • Custom tools and queries to support permitting, monitoring, and reporting to outside agencies
  • Easy data output, reporting, and graphing functions
GLA-Data user-friendly interface
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Accessibility Features

  • Every user can access the same information simultaneously or individually from their desktop or mobile device using most web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox or Chrome
  • No additional software will be required for an individual’s personal computer or work station

Security Features

  • Password-protected, multi-user-level access with login functionality to limit or restrict user access to sensitive data
  • Internal users have the ability to manipulate or perform quality assessment/quality control of water well data, and view and edit user accounts
GLA-Data QA/QC Abilities