Posts Tagged ‘Web Application’

Accessing our Engineering Drawing PDFs from within the PortGIS Utilities Web Application

April 29, 2009

Our PortGIS Utilities Web Application is a useful tool to share our data created in AutoCAD throughout the Port. The data shown is held and managed as .dwg files, which are primarily accessible only by the Civil Designers in our Engineering Department. The output of much of their work are blueprints. It is a reasonable notion to assume that GIS based maps and blueprints can easily be integrated, after all they both show spatial relationships. In order to bring CAD data into GIS our CAD users must follow both CAD and GIS standards. Using CAD data within GIS  is one of the great obstacles we as GIS professionals work to overcome. We are tackling this obstacle 2 different ways 1) We have created a folder, dubbed “the vault” , where CAD data follows GIS standards and 2) We have created a GIS feature and a link to the digital blueprint. This video below shows how we have addressed both of these methods and goes into detail on how to track down blueprints, as PDFs, for projects within Port Tidelands.

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Measure tool in the PortGIS (Beta) Web Application

January 21, 2009

Below is a quick video on the measure tool in our PortGIS Web Application.

We use the infield at Petco Park to show the tools accuracy, but the real power is combining this tool with Port data, specifically the TidelandsMapbook2007 service. The system is set up to answer questions such as; How far is it from the U.S. Pierhead Line from to the parcel leased to the Maritime Museum Association of San Diego?
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Lastly, we would like to welcome Vice Admiral Charles Wurster to our Port family. Admiral Wuster was named the Port of San Diego’s new president and chief executive officer. To see the official Port of San Diego Press Release click here.

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The PortGIS (Beta) Web Application

January 4, 2009

Below is a quick introductory video showing how to access and use our internet browser based GIS web application. We created this product to give all Port employees access to our in-house GIS services: high resolution imagery (Aerials2005HalfFoot) and the Tidelands Mapbook (TidelandsMapbook2007). Every computer that has access to the internet has the hardware to use this web page. Unfortunately, this page requires Internet Explorer 7 (IE7). The browser installed on most machines at the Port is Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). You can access this webpage in IE6, but it doesn’t function quite as well. We are in the process of upgrading everyone to IE7, primarily to support the upcoming SAP upgrade. The video below was recorded using IE7. To check which version of Internet Explorer you are using: Open Internet Explorer and goto Help>About Internet Explorer. You can also access this webpage with newer versions of other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Google Chrome.

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