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Geotechnical Theme Portal - from field investigations to standardized Web Map Services
Swedish Geotechnical Institute.
Swedish Geotechnical Institute.
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting, NGM 2012, 16, Copenhagen, 9-12 May, 2012, Copenhagen: Dansk Geoteknisk Forening, DGF , 2012, Vol. 1, p. 277-283Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

When investigating an area for spatial planning, construction or when natural hazards are foreseen, there is a strong need for a quick view if geotechnical field investigations have been undertaken, where they are located geographically, which data they contain etc. It is estimated that over 400 MSEK are invested each year in Sweden in borehole soundings alone. Many of these boreholes may end up in reports and archives where they are not easily accessible. Portrayal of data should preferably be in a web environment. A pre-study has been carried out in order to establish such a Geotechnical Theme Portal. The development work for portal includes: (1) Setup of a web application prototype for registration of geographical location of (older analogue) geotechnical investigation areas and attached metadata such as client, contractor, number and type of soundings, links to web-published reports etc; (2) Description of an effective data infrastructure / data flow "from field boreholes to standardized Web Map Services". This can be carried out by automatic data transfer from industry standard Novapoint GeoSuite to database and subsequent WMS generation. Information on geotechnical investigations can by that be found via Internet; The benefit from such a portal may give reduced costs for retrieval of existing investigations, less need for new investigations and a more effective planning and construction process. Furthermore, when a natural hazard is foreseen or has occurred, information on geotechnical conditions could be found and used for decisions on saving lives or precautionary measures. An estimated cost reduction for geotechnical investigations could be about 200 MSEK per year. The pre-study shows that an effective spatial data infrastructure for Internet exposure of borehole data from geotechnical site investigations can be established.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Dansk Geoteknisk Forening, DGF , 2012. Vol. 1, p. 277-283
Keywords [en]
Information documentation, Computer application, Specification, Field test, Site investigation, Laboratory test, Soil mechanics, Sweden, Conference, Copenhagen, 2012, English
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Geotechnical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:swedgeo:diva-854Local ID: 000075910OAI: oai:DiVA.org:swedgeo-854DiVA, id: diva2:1362844
Conference
16th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting, NGM 2012, Copenhagen, 9-12 May, 2012
Note

Dansk Geoteknisk Forening, DGF Bulletin 27

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