Spatial analysis of water quality using a combination of GIS and statistical software

Xiaoling Chen, Hong Song, Yok Sheung Li, Zhongzhi Yuan, Wing Hong Onyx Wai, Zhilin Li, Zhanhua Xu, Baojun Zhang

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GIS-based spatial analysis was combined with statistical analysis to process time varying water quality data. A data model was employed to manage the spatio-temporal data. The spatial data engine of ArcSDE was used to access the database. A data relationship model was developed to perform data communication between GIS and the statistical software. Visual Basic was used to construct links between all the software packages being implemented. This allows the combination of the spatial and temporal characteristics into the water quality mathematical analysis. Ten water quality parameters were selected from a water quality monitoring programme to validate the present approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-296
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Pollution
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2006


  • Coastal water environment
  • GIS
  • Spatial variability of water quality
  • Statistical analysis
  • Water quality monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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