INNOVATION IN CADASTRE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Greenhorne & O’Mara, Inc.
Located in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the U.S. Army’s $370 million
National Training Center for desert warfare at Fort Irwin, Calif., is creating
accommodation for 10,000 people in an area the size of Rhode Island.
Greenhorne & O’Mara was on the design team that was awarded this project
along with several other Residential Community Initiative contracts to improve
living quarters and create communities for military families.
The biggest challenge was coordinating the interdisciplinary groups within the
design team. The firm exported files for review, comment, revision, and final
review and approval without any compatibility issues. MicroStation enabled
the project team to take an average multiple-month process and accelerate it to
completion in a time frame usually unheard of for such a geographically diverse
Groupe Trifide Inc.
3D Cartography of the Protected Areas of the City of Quebec
Quebec City, Canada
The goal of this project was to create a reliable geospatial database that
supports decision making in Quebec City, Canada. The data will also be
available to the public via the web, allowing greater access to information
about historical and tourist attractions. The photogrammetric method was used
in conjunction with mobile mapping technology to build the database.
MicroStation allowed the project team to produce a highly detailed and
accurate 3D city model. The use of reference files enabled effective
management of the large dataset, and a customized street view plug-in was
created to allow users to navigate inside the 3D city model and access highly
accurate data about the buildings. The team also developed macros to improve
productivity using MicroStation APIs.