The GIS4Mobile project successfully connected an online mobile GPS-enabled
device to MicroStation so that users can send and receive data wirelessly.
Using a spatial web service developed for this project, managers can transmit
design file data to indicate locations for inspection from MicroStation to mobile
phones. Then municipal work crews can use mobile phones to capture and
submit photos and attributes from the field.
Connecting MicroStation to mobile devices provides GIS office workers with
the flexibility to monitor the progress of field workers and the tools to submit
new jobs as they are assigned. In one application of the tools, the Danish
municipality has been able to manage several field workers operating suction
vehicles. Supervisors can monitor field work progress and assign new jobs to
Tvilum Landinspektørfirma A/S
Mapping Using Web Feature Services
Tvilum Landinspektørfirma routinely checks cadastral and construction
drawings to ensure that they conform to restrictions. The challenge is retrieving
these restrictions from multiple servers, which requires manual retrieval and
tracking when the data is updated. The goal of this $100,000 project was to
develop a workflow that saves time and ensures that official and up-to-date
data is used.
The solution was to retrieve data using Web Feature Services ( WFS). Tvilum
used MicroStation and Bentley Navigator for this workflow, which made it
possible to bring data into MicroStation as graphical elements with associated
information. The WFS client, called WFS Booster, was developed by addin.dk
and works with servers that conform to WFS 1.0.0/ 1.1.0. WFS Booster retrieves
restrictions for a given area in just a few seconds.