PROJECT PROFILES - GIS

DVRPC Transportation Signage Inventory

posted Sep 14, 2014, 1:16 PM by Louis Rodriguez

TRENTON, NJ (ASSET INVENTORY) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Taylor Wiseman & Taylor (TWT), provided geospatial and transportation asset inventory services for Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) for the Mercer County Signage asset inventory project. The purpose of the project was to assess the locations of existing county-owned traffic signs and gather retroreflectivity properties of the signs and its height  with offset.  

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for providing geospatial and asset inventory services:

  • Field Data Collection– Rodriguez utilized Mercer County Sign Management Application software to build a GIS database of Mercer County`s traffic signs and collect digital photos. Every sign has recorded list of attributes describing these signs as type, size, shape, bar code number etc. The software  uses Esri's ArcView application to review the location of each existing sign and allows to retrieve supporting details such as street names and distances between intersections.
  • Reflectivity Data – Rodriguez utilized RoadVista 922 retroreflectometer to gather retroreflectivity values such as background and legend.
  • GPS– Rodriguez utilized Trimble R8 GNSS GPS and Trimble TRS3 data collector using Virtual Reference System (VRS) to locate signs.
  • Bar Code  – Rodriguez utilized  barcodesaffixed to the signs to identify the signs for future readings.
For more information: Download Project Abstract



PWD High Pressure Fire Hydrant Inventory

posted Dec 17, 2013, 6:57 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Jan 12, 2014, 1:13 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (ASSET INVENTORY) - 
Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Hatch Mott MacDonald, LLC (HMM), provided geospatial services for the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) for a high pressure fire service (HPFS) asset inventory project. The PWD decommissioned the fifty-six-mile HPFS system in 2005 as the system had been rendered obsolete.  The purpose of the asset inventory was to assess the location of  existing inactive HPFS hydrants and the potential impact that removing the hydrants would have on the surrounding pavement, street furniture, and ADA ramps. 

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for providing geospatial and asset inventory services:

  • Application Design  – Rodriguez utilized the Fulcrum data collection system to store, manage, and collect hydrant data and digital photos.  A custom app was created to support the collection of hydrant location, digital photos, and attributes.  Existing HPFS GIS data was imported into Fulcrum to support data collection operations.  
  • Field Data Collection– Rodriguez utilized ArcGIS to develop work plan maps for field staff.  HPFS hydrants were located and inventoried using Apple iPads and Fulcrum.   Digital photos and attributes such as pavement type and distance to ADA ramps were collected for each hydrant.
  • Data Processing & QA/QC  – Rodriguez utilized Fulcrum and Google Earth to review and analyze the completeness and quality of the collected data.
  • Google Earth Streaming– Rodriguez utilized the Google Earth Streaming functionality of Fulcrum to view data collection operations in “real time”.  Progress of the field data collection versus the proposed work plan was reviewed throughout the day by the project manager.
For more information on Philadelphia's High Pressure Fire System go to: Hidden City Philadelphia
For more information: Download Project Abstract

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Egg Harbor Township MUA - GIS Data Conversion

posted Sep 25, 2011, 6:54 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Sep 25, 2011, 7:00 AM ]

EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ (GIS DATA CONVERSION) - Rodriguez Consulting, LLC worked as a subcontractor on a Egg Harbor Township Municipal Utilities Authority (EHTMUA) project that involved the creation of a seamless, digital, and intelligent map of the EHTMUA sewer system (i.e. pipes, manholes, etc.) and rapidly making this information available to staff via software tools that are easy to use. 
 
Rodriguez was responsible for creating a sewer GIS database design based on a database design that Rodriguez developed for the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), a regional authority that provides wastewater treatment for the EHTMUA.  The EHTMUA GIS incorporated the sewer assets maintained by the EHTMUA and was expanded to incorporate the assets maintained by ACUA.  The GIS database was populated via the migration of the EHTMUA’s GIS data to the new database design as well as the conversion of existing CAD drawings and various as-built drawings for recent real estate development projects to GIS.  The as-builts for the new development projects were scanned and linked to the resulting map features for easy retrieval.  The GIS data was adjusted spatially based on surveying data collected in the field with global positioning systems (GPS).  Sewer lines, manholes, and cleanouts were located in the field and the GIS data was adjusted spatially so that the features would display in their correct location within the street, right of way or easement when viewing in Google Earth or ArcGIS Explorer. 


TECHNOLGIES

  • GIS data conversion
  • GPS data collection
  • Google Earth consulting
  • GIS/CAD Standards

Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) - GIS Data Conversion

posted Sep 25, 2011, 6:41 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Sep 25, 2011, 9:45 AM ]

ATLANTIC COUNTY, NJ (GIS DATA CONVERSION) - Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) provided the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) with GIS consulting services including: hydraulic model and GIS Migration, Google Earth consulting, and the Development of Spatial Data Standards. Upon completion of the project the ACUA staff was able to view their sewer data via a number of free and low-cost software products.

Rodriguez migrated SewerCAD hydraulic model data into a GIS database and spatially adjusted the sewer assets utilizing the State of New Jersey’s 2002 aerial photography and ACUA as-built drawings. Rodriguez was responsible for designing a sewer GIS database that incorporated the sewer assets maintained by ACUA as well as the assets maintained by local municipal utility authorities.  The GIS database was also designed for the future integration with the ACUA’s existing asset management systems.

Rodriguez also converted the ACUA sewer GIS data into a Google Earth (.kml) format to insure a rapid deployment of the mapping data via Google’s powerful and simple virtual globe application.    GIS/CAD standards were also developed to insure information submitted to the ACUA via local utilities and contractors can be easily incorporated into the GIS database in the future.

TECHNOLGIES

  • GIS data conversion
  • GPS data collection
  • Google Earth consulting
  • 3D models of sewer facilities using Google Sketchup

SITE FACTS

  • ACUA serves 14 municipalities
  • 60 miles of pipe
  • 20 pump stations
  • 1 wastewater treatment plant (40 MGD)

Cumberland County Utilities Authority - GIS Data Conversion

posted Sep 25, 2011, 4:14 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Feb 20, 2012, 8:54 AM ]

BRIDGETON, NJ (GIS DATA CONVERSION) - Rodriguez Consulting, LLC worked as a subcontractor on a Cumberland County Utilities Authority (CCUA) project that involved the creation of a seamless, digital, and intelligent map of the CCUA sewer system (i.e. pipes, manholes, etc.) and rapidly make this information available to staff via software tools that are easy to use.  Rodriguez spatially adjusted all of the sewer assets utilizing the State of New Jersey’s 2002 aerial photography and CCUA as-built drawings. 

Rodriguez was responsible for creating a sewer GIS database design that incorporated the sewer assets maintained by CCUA and could be expanded to incorporate the assets maintained by local municipal utility authorities that interconnect with the CCUA system.  The GIS database was populated via the migration of the CCUA’s existing CAD drawings and various paper as-built drawings that were scanned and linked to the resulting map features.  The GIS database was also designed for the future integration with the CCUA’s existing information management systems.  The GIS data was adjusted spatially utilizing available aerial photography (i.e. State of New Jersey, Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS Explorer etc.) as a base map.  Sewer lines and manholes were adjusted spatially so that the features were located on their approximate location within the street, right of way or easement. 

TECHNOLOGIES

  • GIS data conversion
  • Scanned/indexed as-builts
  • Google Earth consulting
  • 3D models of sewer facilities using Google Sketchup

SITE FACTS

  • CCUA serves 4 municipalities
  • 10 pump stations
  • 1 wastewater treatment plant (7 MGD)
  • Gravity and Force Mains

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