Air Quality Data Analyses with GIS Tools Course Series
Learn how to use and integrate GIS tools into your workflows to perform air quality data analyses.
COMING SOON. We are creating a how-to course series on using and integrating spatially enabled tools into your workflows for performing air quality data analysis. Many have gone to GIS software training to learn how to make maps, but few know how to apply those tools to daily work practices. The areas covered will be air quality permitting, air quality planning and policy, and air quality investigations and forensics.
In my 20 year career with the TCEQ, my priority was to give guidance on dispersion modeling, so customers could provide an air quality analysis that the agency could approve. With decreasing agency resources and increasing regulatory demands, review timeframes were becoming extremely important for the agency and its customers. To expedite the review process while increasing the quality, I designed and developed tools to standardize and automate the review of air quality modeling analyses. The result was a more comprehensive and efficient process for agency staff and expeditious reviews for the regulated community.
From what I learned as a regulator, I wanted to provide the same level of automation for those compiling air quality analyses to submit to the TCEQ. Since I designed the system, I know the specifications and content necessary to take advantage of TCEQ’s system to quickly review and approve your analysis.