The Cross Section Viewer was developed by North Arrow Research Ltd. in collaboration with the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Dr. Philip Bailey of North Arrow Research Ltd. developed the database architecture, visual displays, and software code. Dr. John Shelley of USACE provided technical scoping, conceptual design, and testing of program features.
This software was originally conceived and built for working with a pre-existing database of survey cross sections for the Missouri River, but has since been made flexible for use on other rivers. The Kansas City District of the USACE has funded this development through the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project, Missouri River Recovery Program, Section 204 CAP Authority, and the Regional Sediment Management program.