INNOVATION IN CADASTRE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
The Environmental Protection Program for Gdansk, Poland, enables the city to
manage natural resources, protect green areas, and improve the standards of
living, leisure time, and recreation for residents. The program allows planners to
use a rich natural information database to develop planning documents and the
first-ever nature protection map showing areas recommended for protection.
The program is the basis for city planning and managing ecoinfrastructure.
All information and data is treated as a reference file, and Bentley reference
files based on the same geographic coordination system enable the sharing
of information among city departments and organizations working on city
projects. This allows the city to manage and plan the future development of
ecoinfrastructure more efficiently.
City of Carmel
Carmel, Indiana, United States
The Urban Trails project created a complete and spatially accurate GIS trails
layer consisting of multi-use paths, sidewalks, crosswalks, on-street bike lanes,
greenways, and unpaved trails. The data is used for planning and management,
mapping and condition assessment, routing and navigation, public information,
and emergency response. The project was instrumental in the creation of the
Carmel Access Bikeway for commuters, recreational riders, and families.
The basic trails data layer was imported from a county database and updated,
augmented, and adjusted for accuracy using MicroStation GeoGraphics. Data
edits were simple and accurate using MicroStation to incorporate spatially
referenced data including topography, high-resolution orthophotography, and
recent oblique imagery. The project paid for itself two times over through