Statewide Adaptive Translative Transportation Geotechnical DBMS (GDBMS) Framework For Virginia, USA
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A Geotechnical Engineering Database Management System (GDBMS) Framework for transportation infrastructure planning and design was conceptualized, developed and implemented to facilitate the access to and utilization of historical and current geotechnical data specific to the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) Hampton Road Third Crossing (HR3X) and Woodrow Wilson Bridge (WWB) projects at Washington, D.C. The GDBMS framework implementation is largely based on an Internet-based, adaptive translative framework concept to allow actual heterogeneous geotechnical data to be used \“as-is” without retrofitting them for the GIS spatial database, so therefore provides rapid implementation and flexible modification and expansion. The Framework automatically identifies the type and characteristic of the "as-is" geotechnical data and subsequently translates it dynamically to various output data formats to make it available to the users via standard web browser interfaces. Furthermore, the GDBMS framework facilitates additional engineering design and analysis capabilities including generation of dynamic cross-sectional borehole fence diagrams over the Internet through a standard GIS user interface for road and bridge site selection and design. Keywords: adaptive framework and modeling, distributed GIS, geotechnical database management system (GDBMS), borehole fence diagram. 1 Introduction In 2002, a pilot study to implement an Internet-based, spatiotemporal Geotechnical Database Management System (GDBMS) Framework was
adaptive framework and modeling, distributed GIS, geotechnical database management system (GDBMS), borehole fence diagram.