COMMUNICATING THROUGH VISUALIZATION
The goal of this $1.3 million project was to capture aerial LiDAR data for
an electrical transmission network in Oregon and Washington to create
intelligence on vegetation hazards. Using MicroStation with a plug-in from
Terrasolid enabled Network Mapping to process large amounts of data and
conduct field-based quality checks before dispatching data to the United
Kingdom for full processing.
The tight turnaround time required software that handled vast volumes of
data created by the helicopter-mounted aerial laser. The project team used the
software to compensate for aircraft trajectories, determine calibration errors,
create ground models, and remove data points created by anomalous events.
The data was used to determine which lines can take higher voltage capacity
and where new lines are required.
Fast and Flexible
Fredrick, Oklahoma, United States
The Oklahoma DOT Roadway Design Division has standardized on InRoads since
2006. Through its styles-based drafting environment, the software enables
ODOT to produce more uniform and consistent project documentation. It also
enables designers to react quickly to changes—no matter how late in the
project—and keep the project moving forward on target and on time.
In one instance during the design of a $2 million project for the town of Fredrick,
Okla., a road was mistakenly offset from the real center of the right-of-way,
and the sidewalk was completely outside of it. The designer redesigned all of
the storm sewer piping, water mains, and road alignment, then realigned the
sidewalk to fit within the 70-foot right-of-way. InRoads helped accommodate
this late-stage design change without delaying construction.