Los Angeles River Master Plan Digital Mapping La county department of public Works
In 1999, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
created a new planning tool. The map was compiled in a
digital environment from aerial photos and from land parcel
data and targets areas along the 60 miles of Los Angeles
River that could be transformed into public-use space.
For the master plan planning, the department used the latest,
state-of-the-art computer-mapping technology, including
MicroStation, as well as the most advanced methods of photogrammetry. If this preliminary study had been accomplished
by traditional means, it would have cost $564,000 and
involved on-site surveys, field trips, engineering mapping and
review, and map preparation. The cost of its finished planning
study was accomplished by aerial orthophotos that only
cost about $64,000.
Oil Field Development echnip germany gmbh
This oil field development project in the Middle East covers
20 infield flowlines for oil production water supply and water
reinjection with a total length of approximately 100 kilometers
within difficult terrain. These flowlines connect the remote
well heads with the gas oil separation plant, and the treated
oil and gas is exported via two cross-country pipelines with
a total length of over 500 kilometers.
The challenge of the project was to carry out a conceptual
phase and to prepare a tender for the described project
within four months. Two CAD operators had to prepare
more than 200 drawings as alignment sheets, route maps,
and overview drawings, and many reroutings had to be
considered. Drawings related to the route selection are
almost automatically generated using InRoads and
MicroStation VBA. Different coordinate systems are
now easily managed using MicroStation GeoGraphics.