Customer Case Study: Edd Manges, Environmental Planning Department Manager

Last fall, we sat down with Edd Manges, Environmental Planning
Department Manager, to talk NEPA, data gathering, the Census web site,
and Cubit.

Edd's Project:

  • Tier 1 EIS Project studying a Toll Facility
  • 3 geographic study areas
  • 38 corridor sections with 31 alternatives

Edd's Role:

  • Task Manager for the Tier 1 EIS
  • Had to complete the Socio-Economic analysis

Edd's Problem:

Edd had a major data-gathering problem: “finding the socio-ec
data is easy enough, extracting it is the hard part.” How did
he normally do it? “I'd visit the Census web site, then
manually dumped the data into a spreadsheet. It takes days and days of
work. Plus, the census limits you in how much data you can pull at one
time.” For this project, Edd was looking at 38 corridor
sections with 31 alternatives. That's a lot of data.
“The Census site has become a little easier to use over the
last couple of years. But even your GIS people sometimes have a hard
time.”

Edd's Solution:

Edd used Cubit's Socio-Economic report. “Your Socio-Ec
Data Report is amazing. As a long time environmental professional this
tool will save hours of work and effort. The report format is precise,
concise and usable as generated. There's nothing missing, from
a NEPA perspective.”

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One Response to Customer Case Study: Edd Manges, Environmental Planning Department Manager

  1. Edd Paradise March 18, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    interesting scenario; it seems very realistic…

    -Edd

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