Spatial Engineering, Inc.
In 2000, the Public Works Department of the
City of Minneapolis embarked on a project
called Oracle Enterprise 2000 (ORAE2K) to
establish a central corporate spatial database
built on Oracle Spatial. The goal was to collect data once, let it be used it by many, and
minimize data conversion and pre-processing.
tool for maintaining and managing the enterprise spatial database. The GeoGraphics
implementation was augmented with well-defined data maintenance procedures.
Custom GeoGraphics extensions were developed to simplify the user interface and
streamline predefined business processes.
The key benefits include:
• The spatial data workflow was simplified
and excess software and costs eliminated
• MicroStation DGN files are created from
the ORAE2K database and are used by
engineering and design with other
Bentley products such as InRoads and
• Idle time of professionals was reduced by
95 percent or more ;
Public Works would maintain the corporate
data in an enterprise spatial database and
other offices, including the Environmental
department, which uses ESRI’s ArcGIS, could
use it. Since Public Works primarily uses the
Bentley products, they called on Bentley to
support the effort and develop the Land-Based
MicroStation GeoGraphics Spatial confiured
for Oracle Spatial was selected as the primary
Study of Bydgoszcz City
that were destroyed in World War II and estimate the cost of reconstruction.
Urban Planning Office Bydgoszcz
In this project, a 3D model of the city center
of Bydgoszcz was built with MicroStation
TriForma and Bentley Architecture. Detailed
modeling of buildings as well as advanced
visualization were key parts of the project.
The 3D model was developed to support
both the city council and the urban planning
office in presentations of alternatives for
urban and architectonic solutions. The project and its results are now the basis for all
city center development.
Digitally presented 3D models are especially
helpful for the area of the historic Old Town,
where conservation, architectonic, urban life,
and communication conditions must be met.
The project also let designers evaluate
detailed reconstruction of historic buildings
The digital workflow in the Bentley environ-
ment, particularly sharing
information among task-oriented groups of
work more produc-
tive. The integra-
tion of information
and tools in a sin-
gle platform and a
the quality of the
final project and
the project docu-
now takes hours, not
days and weeks. ;