GLA-Data is a comprehensive, web-accessible, geographic information system (GIS)-based, database management system (DBMS). It was originally developed to manage well data and analyze water quality information and has been continuously enhanced and refined to address client goals over 15 years. Customized versions of GLA-Data currently serve more than 20 clients across the West. GLA-Data provides a user-friendly, streamlined system to manage data related to water supply and groundwater quality.
GLA-Data has been customized for several different water well management priorities:
- Reporting, compliance, and stakeholder support for Groundwater Sustainability Plans for California Groundwater Sustainability Agencies
- Well registration, permitting, and reporting for groundwater districts and large landholders
- Water quality management and reporting for landfills/waste disposal sites
- Management of data for environmental litigation
GLA-Data utilizes a .NET 4.5 (C#), which is a server-side scripting engine for dynamically-generated webpages from Microsoft. Various built-in objects of the .NET framework are employed when programming a website using .NET, handling HTML rendering internally on the web server, and enabling dynamic webpages to be designed using familiar form controls. The web application and data repository reside either on GLA’s servers, securely behind the GLA System Administration’s firewall, or within a secure Cloud Service, unless our clients choose to host the system.
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