In the Netherlands, asset management systems handle public-space data – like green space, sewer systems, roads, and playgrounds – for
each municipality. Unfortunately, the latest version of these systems has a Google Maps interface but no GIS capability, so it enables the
management of public-space data but is unable to create maps or perform GIS analyses.
This project’s goal was to implement information modeling with an information mobility focus. Using Bentley Map, the Open Geospatial
Consortium Web Feature Service ( WFS) Interface Standard, and i-models, the municipality of Bergen op Zoom now can import public-space
data, create thematic maps, and perform GIS analysis. Data is stored in Oracle Spatial and published as WFS, which is used in Bentley Map.
Using i-models also makes the data available in Excel and PDF (with the attributes).
A small neighborhood of 300 homes located in a wetland, the Wiarda project in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, is unique because it embodies
typical characteristics of Frisian villages, which feature open landscapes with numerous ponds and strictly adhere to sustainable living. The
challenge of this EUR 1 million project was to reshape and preload the wetland terrain and get the soil settings of the load to build the roads
To quickly and easily calculate the earthwork, create the new water area, build the plots, and determine the soil settings, De Zuidlanden
used PowerCivil for Benelux to create the 3D model to be handed over to the contractor for machine control. By working in 3D and
automatically generating cross sections, the company reduced its work time on this project by 20 percent.
De Zuidlanden | Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Gemeente Bergen op Zoom | Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Use of Public Space Management Data
Innovation in Land Development