INNOVATION IN gOVERNmENT
Analog to digital – case study
The Western Australian land Information Authority (landgate) is the custodian
of spatial cadastral information for Western Australia. The digital database
is based upon original hard copy plans and surveys, including some historical
records dating back to colonial times. Years of amending these plans caused
them to be soiled, torn, and tattered. To preserve these plans, landgate decided
to amend plans in a digital environment.
Bentley Descartes provided the solution for creating and amending digital
copies of analog plans. Historical plans were scanned into microStation as
raster images. The digital versions were updated, geo-referenced, and stored
in the digital cadastral database. Damaged plans were digitally retouched using
touch-up tools, and originals were archived. compared to amending plans by
hand, digital was approximately five times more efficient.
The 2011-2012 edition of the maryland official Highway map commemorates
the War of 1812 and bicentennial activities. Updated biannually by the
maryland State Highway Administration, the map features approximately 1, 100
geographic places, 159 incorporated municipalities, interstate routes, highways,
natural parks, airports, colleges, and universities. The special edition added
War of 1812 battlegrounds, historic sites, and tourist attractions.
maryland State highway Administration
2011-2012 Maryland official Highway Map
Baltimore, maryland, united States
The state saves time and taxpayer dollars on updates by using microStation
to design the map and cADscript for post-processing using the what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface. The project team simply creates a new directory
folder and copies the design files to be edited for the next edition. The project
team uses project Wise to acquire up-to-date design information from multiple
locations throughout the state.