DGS data, reports, and map products are increasingly being used by State agencies (DNREC, DelDOT, DDA, etc.), counties, and local governments to support land-use planning and resource-management decisions. Several existing and proposed regulations and ordinances cite these DGS resources and encourage and require their use for preparation of development plans and permit applications. Some agencies and consulting firms currently incorporate these resources into their business practices, while others use less reliable proxy data. Provision of DGS resources through a web-based data delivery application will standardize the availability and means of access to these resources for government agencies, developers, planners, consultants, and the public by creating more efficient access to the information.
This project is designed to deliver, by web-based technologies, the most commonly available and requested geologic and hydrologic information used in hydrologic studies required by regulation and ordinance and used by state agencies to support resource-management decisions. Available information can be associ