CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS OF RELATIONAL DATA BASES IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL GIS

A method is described for the extension of the PC Arc/Info GIS (geographic information system) to represent boreholes as complex three dimensional objects and to incldue such borehole data in a regional geotechnical data base. Borehole data in the form of boring logs can be graphically displayed entirely within the Arc/Info environment through the creation of pseudo-coverages using the Arc/Infor drawing and annotation capabilities. For more advanced engineering analyses, it is necessary to interface data contained within the data base with external programs. This possibility is illustrated by an interface to HOOPS, an object-oriented graphics library, to construct a 3-dimensional representation of soil strata.

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  • Accession Number: 00621896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM