COMMUNICATING THROUGH VISUALIZATION
The Monash Freeway in Melbourne, Australia, is one of the most congested
freeways in the city. The $1.39 billion Monash-CityLink-Westgate Upgrade
Project will improve freeway infrastructure efficiency by adding a lane in each
direction and introducing collector-distributor lanes. The use of 3D modeling
and visualization throughout the project lifecycle allowed the project team to
optimize the design, eliminate errors or deficiencies, and seamlessly integrate
the upgrades with existing infrastructure.
With Bentley technology—including InRoads, Bentley View, and ARENIUM—
designers conducted virtual tests of new and upgraded noise walls, bridges,
widening options, and freeway management systems, which meant that every
scenario could be seen through a driver’s eyes. An experiential full-length video
of the drive through 7. 7 kilometers of upgraded dual carriageway was crucial to
the success of the project.
Thematic Geoportal for State Forest Inventory
With 13 branches located throughout the Russian Federation, FSUE Roslesinforg
assesses forest resources and monitors illegal logging over a total area of 17
million square kilometers. Remote sensing data taken at three ground stations
were previously processed and recorded in various geographic information
systems. A thematic geoportal was developed to centralize forestry data and
improve analysis of resources.
The geoportal created by Sovzond is based on Geo Web Publisher using Oracle
Spatial. This unified geo-information environment allows all branches of the
company to access better quality, more detailed data for analysis and reporting.
Implementation of the geoportal will improve the efficiency of interaction
among departmental information systems to provide more complete, objective
statistical data about the state of forest resources in Russia.