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GIS APPLICATIONS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
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Accession Number:

00941195

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

National Technical Information Service

5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA

Abstract:

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Bureau of Geotechnical Engineering currently maintains a large database of boring location plans and corresponding test boring logs. These plans and logs are in hard copy format and are stored in boxes, file cabinets and plan drawers. Locating specific location plans and logs can be a very time consuming process that also relies on the memory of the personnel that are responsible for maintaining the database. This report presents the results of a successful pilot study to investigate the development of a geographic information system (GIS) to better manage and disseminate soils information as developed from test boring results. The Rutgers Soil Series is used in designing roadways and performing preliminary assessments of soil conditions at a bridge or structure. Since the original soil series maps were developed in the 1950s, the base maps used then are not representative of the transportation system as it is today. As such, it is sometimes very difficult to locate a roadway or bridge project using the soil series maps alone. By placing the scanned soil series maps on the NJDOT base map and digitizing the areas of the soil types, the pilot study presented here has resulted in a GIS system that makes it easier to obtain information regarding soil types at a specific project location.

Supplemental Notes:

This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.

Report Numbers:

FHWA NJ 2002-06,
Final Report

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation

Rutgers University
100 Brett Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058 USA

URS Corporation

201 Willowbrook Boulevard
Wayne, NJ 07470 USA

New Jersey Department of Transportation

1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625 USA

Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Authors:

WILLIAMS, T
Szary, P
Thomann, T
Konnerth, C
Nemeth, E

Pagination:

23 p.

Publication Date:

2002-3

Features:

Figures (11) ; Tables (1)

Subject Areas:

Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Geotechnology; Highways; I10: Economics and Administration; I41: General Soil Surveys

Files:

UTC, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT

Created Date:

Apr 18 2003 12:00AM