INNOVATION IN CADASTRE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
City of Helsinki City Survey Division
Helsinki Coastal Zone Height Database
The city of Helsinki, Finland, has more than 300 kilometers of shoreline against
the Baltic Sea, and the flood of 2005 forced city organizations to implement
measures to prevent future floods and prepare for higher water levels in the
future. The City Survey Division had organized laser scanning missions of the
city territory commencing in 2000. Laser point clouds were used to create an
accurate terrain model and 3D city model of the city.
Laser scanning projects in 2007, 2008, and 2009 produced new point clouds,
which are being updated in the coastal zone height database and 3D city
model. The impacts of this project are visible throughout Helsinki as new dams
and other protection systems have been created or are under construction.
Since MicroStation enabled the creation of a map database covering the city,
expertise in MicroStation tools was a precondition for participation.
Directorate of Town Planning and Survey
Integrated Land Management Solution
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The goal of the Integrated Land Management Solution project was to develop
an integrated workflow-based data management system for the CAD and GIS
systems in use by the Directorate of Town Planning and Survey in Sharjah,
United Arab Emirates.
The integration of the available systems in the Directorate of Town Planning
and Survey included MicroStation, Bentley Map, Bentley Geospatial Server,
and Project Wise.