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Geospatial Analysis Center

GIS and Civil Engineering

GIS supports companies in the civil engineering field in all aspects of infrastructure management. Tools have been developed in GIS to create, analyze, manage, and visualize the data necessary for building infrastructure. Databases can be created for spatial analysis, data overlay, and system improvement.

Following are recent examples of how GIS is integrated into various aspects of the field of Civil Engineering:

  • The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Project in Australia used 250 layers of GIS data during the project, which provided necessary and accurate data for both design and construction
  • GIS analysis has been crucial to the designing and building of the futuristic carbon-neutral, zero waste Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates. All systems have been visualized, maintained and tracked using GIS
  • Cobb County used GIS to create a zoning database and digitize zoning maps. County residents can access the zoning data now on its interactive mapping web site
  • Colorado Springs Utilities used GIS to increase efficiency of cadastral maintenance processes. GIS has also been used with various layers of data such as utility easements, preliminary parcels, and rights-of-way

Zoning map of Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Zoning layer created from an updated land base in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.


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