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  • Fighting winter storms

    Over the past two decades, the evolution of geographic information systems (GIS) has helped a growing number of public works and transportation agencies improve efficiencies and identify potential problems in services delivered to citizens.

  • A quick scan

    Douglas Kuypers is a one-man laser-scanning team. In an ongoing project to develop maintenance plan data for the San Diego International Airport, Kuypers, with the Denver office of Woolpert Inc., used 3-D laser scanning to capture this data in the airport's Terminal 1. Using laser scanning slashed...

  • Seamless design and GIS integration

    The Public Works Department of the city of Tacoma, Wash., uses geospatial data for everything from issuing building permits and managing wastewater to maintaining streetlights. With Autodesk's Map 3-D and Oracle Spatial forming the core of its geographical information system (GIS), the city has...