This class will discuss the lessons URS Corporation learned when dealing with a large project area covering over 37,500 square miles of the Navaho Nation. URS developed a workflow to apply the client's imagery and topographical data, which utilized over 3225 digital elevation models (DEMs) and 37 enhanced compression wavelet (ECW) files. Navaho Nation asked URS to develop several 3D fly-through educational videos displaying identified flood hazards over this model to show impacts on housing projects. Multiple teams developed data using geographic information system (GIS) applications. They then transferred the data to InfraWorks software to develop the product. The Project Team had originally intended to use 3ds Max software but transitioned to InfraWorks software due to its ability to auto project and symbolize the GIS data in 3D. This project was a huge success because of the ability of InfraWorks software to work with native GIS data.
- Understand the challenges of big data
- Learn how to utilize styles and style rules to symbolize GIS data
- Gain a better ability to communicate with GIS staff regarding data needs
- Learn how to use custom projections in InfraWorks
David Lawrence first used AutoCAD Version 9 software when designing a car stereo speaker enclosure before he could drive. He felt that incorporating revisions and complex designs was too slow with pencil, and he has continued to champion efficient ways to design and communicate complicated design concepts ever since. He did so for 18 years with URS Corporation, and he is now with AECOM Technology Corporation, where he leads a Design Visualization Team from the AECOM Phoenix office. He is proficient working with most products from Autodesk, Inc.; ESRI; and Adobe Systems Incorporated, in addition to others. His team is advocating for the integration of InfraWorks 360 software into civil, federal, state, and local projects throughout Alaska, Mexico, Canada, and the Western United States.