Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Geological and Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Mohamed Sultan

Second Advisor

Dr. Alan E. Kehew

Third Advisor

Dr. William A. Sauck

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Campus Only


Rising populations in arid and semi arid parts of the world are increasing the demand for fresh water supplies. Datasets needed for hydrological assessments across vast regions of the world are in many cases expensive, unpublished, difficult to obtain, or created at scales different from other datasets which complicates their use. This situation is changing with the development of global remote sensing datasets and web-based platforms such as GIS Server which provides a cost effective vehicle for comparing, analyzing, and querying a variety of spatial datasets as geographically referenced layers. We have recently constructed a web-based ArcGIS Server with Google Map's interface and incorporated both standard and customized geoprocessing tools. The web-based GIS incorporates all relevant geological, geochemical, geophysical, and remote sensing datasets used to identify reservoir types and potential well locations on local and regional scales in various tectonic settings in Egypt.

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