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Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) uses the TatukGIS DK for Air Pollution Modeling Solution

October 16, 2008

The U.K. based environmental engineering company CERC (www.cerc.co.uk) has used the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (DK) ActiveX edition to develop the GIS mapping module for its ADMS 4 air pollution modeling software. ADMS 4 is used by hundreds of people in over 30 countries for dispersion modeling of urban air pollution and calculation of air pollution concentrations. Users include regulatory authorities, government organisations, industrial bodies, environmental consultancies and academic institutions.

The mapping module developed from the TatukGIS DK, called ADMS Mapper, is used to visualize and edit input data. Before ADMS Mapper became available, users of ADMS had to buy third party GIS software such as ESRI ArcGIS or MapInfo to visualise their modeling scenarios. If the user also has a contouring tool (either Golden Software's Surfer or ESRI's Spatial Analyst), they can visualise output concentration contours within the Mapper.

More detailed information about ADMS Mapper, including the user guide, is available at: http://www.cerc.co.uk/software/visualisation.htm  

Mapper allows the user to enter, view, and check their input source details. (Each point is an air pollution source.)

A background map is added to the viewer. Most map data formats are supported.

Render pollutant concentrations output from the ADMS model.

The pollutant model layer overlaying the map layer.

ADMS 4 is used to model the impact of existing and proposed industrial installations with respect to the air quality standards such as the EU Air Quality Directive, UK Air Quality Strategy, US National Ambient Air Quality
Standards (NAAQS), Chinese Class I, II and III and WHO guidelines. Typical uses include IPPC authorizations, stack height determination, odour modeling, environmental impact assessments, and safety and emergency planning. Government customers of ADMS 4 within the United Kingdom include the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency in England and Wales, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland, and Food Standards Agency in the U.K.