ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC) and Engineer Research and Development Center recently released the Hydrologic Data Resources Application (HyDRA). HyDRA is a web-based data survey and analysis tool created to provide the Dept. of Defense (DoD) logistics and geospatial intelligence-related water communities with information on water resources data collection, visualization and dissemination in a mobile, enterprise-enabled environment.
allows users to view, collect and edit unclassified water resources features
via Android 2.2+ OS smart devices using Google MapsTM and Google EarthTM
applications. Wells, water tanks, water storage points, dams, treatment plants
and other features may be added, queried and edited in “connected” and
“disconnected” modes; collected features may also be edited through a webpage
using the same functionality.
page and app were created to assist U.S. Army engineers and the water community
working in infrastructure and reconstruction operations with feature collection
and identification. A compass feature is also included to assist the user in
finding the nearest water feature and its bearings.
HyDRA’s database was initially populated with over 1.6
million features from across the globe. Information collected is added to the
AGC’s Water Resources Data Base – an enterprise geodatabase containing
information on the location, quantity and quality of land-based surface, ground
and existing water facility features designed to support overseas DoD Water
Resource missions. Both databases are maintained by the center’s Water
Resources Program, which serves as the DoD’s primary agent for military water
resource analysis and detection.
The mobile application may be downloaded from the AGC’s Web
An offline version of the mobile application is under development and will
allow the user to store collected data locally and sync to the server after an
internet connection becomes available.
U.S. Army Geospatial Center Releases HyDRA Smart Device App
April 24, 2012