Project Overview
     ODOT Geotechnical Data Management System



              Kirk Beach
   Ohio Department of Transport...
Project Goals
 Development of a web-based GIS
 enterprise system for geotechnical data
 – Capable of serving the broad nee...
Major Components of the System
 Electronic conversion of the historical
 geotechnical archives
 Management of current geot...
Major Components of the System
 Geologic Site Management Program
 Instrumentation and monitoring of high
 risk geologic si...
Major Components of the System
 Geotechnical research
 Software application interfacing
 Web portal for a GIS-based enterp...
Team/Resources
 Participants
 – Federal Agencies: FHWA, ACE, USGS
 – State Agencies: OhioEPA, OhioDNR
 – Local Government:...
Initial Studies
 Synthesis Study with FHWA
  – Practices by DOTs
  – Management Systems used in the UK


 Needs Assessment...
Assessment
Major Discoveries

 Oracle database with Oracle Spatial for
 main engine
 gINT for borehole logging and graphic
 presentat...
Geotechnical Data
Management System
Data vs. Document
                 Project Information


                    Web Application



       Documents          ...
Document Management System
 Goal: To develop a web-based GIS
 enterprise system for geotechnical data

 Capable of serving...
Description
 Card Files
 – Database
Description
 Card Files
 Project Boxes
Description
 Card Files
 Project Boxes
 Plan Sheets
 Project Files
Scanning Reference
Document Scanning Project
 Original Estimates (Documents in Warehouse)
 – 1.5 million 8.5” x 11” documents
 – 50,300 24” x...
Document Scanning Project
Current Status
 Warehouse scanning 82% complete
 Assessment of District documents
 complete (est...
Indexing Documents
 Example of Searchable Fields
 – County
 – Route
 – Mile Post
 – Document Type
 – Top of Rock
Document Management System
What is the economic value?


1.   Minnesota DOT…savings of $20k per year in
     personnel time to look up borehole infor...
What is the economic value?


4.   Ohio DOT…savings of $12M to $24M by using
     previously collected subsurface explorat...
Future Goal
 Can documents have a spatial
 component?

 – Geo-referencing Documents
Drilling Request System
ODOT’s Drilling Program
 GPS Data Compilation
 – Decimal degrees for Lat & Long
 – Elevation Dilemma
 Use of PDA or PC Tab...
Ohio DOT

 Specifications
for Geotechnical
   Explorations




http://www.dot.state.oh.us/geotechnical/SGE/
Modifications to the SGE
 Reflect the new standards
 Implement Electronic Data
 Deliverable (EDD)
 Identify the requiremen...
Transportation Pooled Fund Project
DIGGS:

Geotechnical Management System (GMS) Objective:

    Develop geotechnical and g...
Geotechnical Management System Group:


     11 State DOTs
 •
     FHWA
 •
     USACE
 •
     USGS
 •
     USEPA
 •
     U...
Geotechnical Data Coalition Group:


      University of Florida
  •
      Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental
...
DIGGS v1.0


     Borehole data
 •
     In-situ tests
 •
     Laboratory tests
 •
     Borehole geophysics
 •
     Deep fo...
DIGGs

    Parent – Child Folder Relationships
<sample gml:id=quot;bf6615a0-6a74-11da-8cd6-0800200c9a66quot;>
          <g...
Laboratory Information Management System

  Assessment by University of Akron
   – Assess current hardware and software
  ...
Geologic Hazards Program
Abandoned Underground Mines
Rock Falls
Landslides
Cost Remediation Application &
Database
Remediation Cost Database and
   Web-Based Application

         Geohazards
Types of Data Stored in RCDA
                               Plan   Scenario
 Sites
 – Roadway locations
   requiring      ...
List of Sites in Area
Variables for Remediation Plan
List Plan Scenarios
What is the economic value?


1.   United Kingdom Highway Agency has saved 80%
     of slope repair cost through proactive...
“A key element in a successful
system is the ability to easily and
efficiently share geotechnical
data.”

(EarthSoft, 2007)
What Does Our Future Hold?
Data Management System
 Pilot Project
 – PC version of Application
 – Testing
 Enterprise Application
How is EarthSoft Implementing DIGGS?
     Intelligent Data Entry Form (IDEF) that creates
1.
     DIGGS format data files
...
The EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) will check
2.
     DIGGS files, applying validation rules


                               ...
EQuIS will import DIGGS files using EDP
3.




                      EQuIS
 DIGGS
                        Data
XML/GML
   ...
How is EarthSoft Implementing DIGGS?

     EQuIS will export data in the DIGGS XML/GML
4.
     format




                ...
LIMs

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Questions?
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ODOT Geotechnical Data Management System

  1. 1. Project Overview ODOT Geotechnical Data Management System Kirk Beach Ohio Department of Transportation Office of Geotechnical Engineering Geology and Exploration Section
  2. 2. Project Goals Development of a web-based GIS enterprise system for geotechnical data – Capable of serving the broad needs of practicing geotechnical professionals – Enable internal and external customers access to search, input, and export geotechnical information Flexible to allow for future inclusion of new “modules”
  3. 3. Major Components of the System Electronic conversion of the historical geotechnical archives Management of current geotechnical data Presentation of boring logs and laboratory testing results Inventory and ranking of geohazard sites Remediation cost database and application
  4. 4. Major Components of the System Geologic Site Management Program Instrumentation and monitoring of high risk geologic sites Geotechnical support for construction projects Operations and Maintenance reporting Structural Engineering support
  5. 5. Major Components of the System Geotechnical research Software application interfacing Web portal for a GIS-based enterprise system
  6. 6. Team/Resources Participants – Federal Agencies: FHWA, ACE, USGS – State Agencies: OhioEPA, OhioDNR – Local Government: City & County Engineers – Consultants – Academia
  7. 7. Initial Studies Synthesis Study with FHWA – Practices by DOTs – Management Systems used in the UK Needs Assessment (November, 2004) – Justification – Begin formulation for the system
  8. 8. Assessment
  9. 9. Major Discoveries Oracle database with Oracle Spatial for main engine gINT for borehole logging and graphic presentation of logs ESRI product for GIS applications with 3D Analysis Falcon for document management Equis for data management
  10. 10. Geotechnical Data Management System
  11. 11. Data vs. Document Project Information Web Application Documents Geotechnical Data Spatial Data Associated Spatial Data
  12. 12. Document Management System Goal: To develop a web-based GIS enterprise system for geotechnical data Capable of serving the broad needs of practicing geotechnical professionals Enable internal and external customers access to search, input, and export geotechnical information
  13. 13. Description Card Files – Database
  14. 14. Description Card Files Project Boxes
  15. 15. Description Card Files Project Boxes Plan Sheets Project Files
  16. 16. Scanning Reference
  17. 17. Document Scanning Project Original Estimates (Documents in Warehouse) – 1.5 million 8.5” x 11” documents – 50,300 24” x 36” plan sheets – Value = $500 million Revised Estimates based on ongoing project – 1.07 million 8.5” x 11” documents – 72,000 24” x 36” plan sheets – Additional 25% “Do Not Scan” (duplicates, severe damage, etc.)
  18. 18. Document Scanning Project Current Status Warehouse scanning 82% complete Assessment of District documents complete (est. 800,000 documents) Perform District scanning pilot project
  19. 19. Indexing Documents Example of Searchable Fields – County – Route – Mile Post – Document Type – Top of Rock
  20. 20. Document Management System
  21. 21. What is the economic value? 1. Minnesota DOT…savings of $20k per year in personnel time to look up borehole information 2. Missouri DOT…savings of $81k/year by implementing electronic field data entry; $20k/year in drilling by utilizing historic data 3. Florida DOT…savings of $250k to $500k in subsurface investigation on a single I-595 project by using existing data
  22. 22. What is the economic value? 4. Ohio DOT…savings of $12M to $24M by using previously collected subsurface exploration data 5. United Kingdom Highway Agency has saved 80% of slope repair cost through proactive maintenance made possible by GDMS
  23. 23. Future Goal Can documents have a spatial component? – Geo-referencing Documents
  24. 24. Drilling Request System
  25. 25. ODOT’s Drilling Program GPS Data Compilation – Decimal degrees for Lat & Long – Elevation Dilemma Use of PDA or PC Tablets DoIT working with MicroSoft – Standards for Tablet and Software • Due: Oct 24th, 2007
  26. 26. Ohio DOT Specifications for Geotechnical Explorations http://www.dot.state.oh.us/geotechnical/SGE/
  27. 27. Modifications to the SGE Reflect the new standards Implement Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) Identify the requirements for the electronic submission of data
  28. 28. Transportation Pooled Fund Project DIGGS: Geotechnical Management System (GMS) Objective: Develop geotechnical and geoenvironmental data exchange standards. Hence… TPF-5(111), Development of Standards for Geotechnical Management Systems The name of these standards is Data Interchange for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (DIGGS)
  29. 29. Geotechnical Management System Group: 11 State DOTs • FHWA • USACE • USGS • USEPA • UK Highway Agency •
  30. 30. Geotechnical Data Coalition Group: University of Florida • Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental • Specialists (AGS) Construction Industry Research and Information • Association (CIRIA) Consortium of Organizations for Strong Motion • Observation Systems (COSMOS) FHWA • Ohio DOT • Special Interest Group Managers (SIGs) •
  31. 31. DIGGS v1.0 Borehole data • In-situ tests • Laboratory tests • Borehole geophysics • Deep foundations •
  32. 32. DIGGs Parent – Child Folder Relationships <sample gml:id=quot;bf6615a0-6a74-11da-8cd6-0800200c9a66quot;> <gml:name codeSpace=“keylab1quot;>12345678452</gml:name> <depthTop uom=quot;mquot;>1.00</depthTop> -Project <type>B</type> <reference>1</reference> -Borehole <specimen> tests are preformed on a specimen -Sample <gml:name codeSpace=“keylab1quot;>12345678452</gml:name> -Speciman <depthTop>1.00</depthTop> <depthBase>1.00</depthBase> -Test <description>Soft brown Clay</description> <reference>23</reference> -Analysis <remarks/> -Result <subsamplingMethod></subsamplingMethod> <roles/> <description>-</description> </specimen> </sample>
  33. 33. Laboratory Information Management System Assessment by University of Akron – Assess current hardware and software – Assess software requirements • Determine Research Needs Start with Drilling – PC Tablet & Software • Interface with gINT – Sample identification Laboratory – Testing work station Presentation in Geotechnical Reports & Plans
  34. 34. Geologic Hazards Program Abandoned Underground Mines Rock Falls Landslides Cost Remediation Application & Database
  35. 35. Remediation Cost Database and Web-Based Application Geohazards
  36. 36. Types of Data Stored in RCDA Plan Scenario Sites – Roadway locations requiring Plan Scenario remediation Site Scenario Plans Plan Scenario – Each site may have several plans Scenarios Plan Scenario – Each plan consists Scenario of one or more remediation method
  37. 37. List of Sites in Area
  38. 38. Variables for Remediation Plan
  39. 39. List Plan Scenarios
  40. 40. What is the economic value? 1. United Kingdom Highway Agency has saved 80% of slope repair cost through proactive maintenance made possible by GDMS ($40M to $50M savings) 2. Proactive remediation of geohazards reduces the number of emergency projects and eliminated the 20% to 30% in construction costs associated with non-bid projects ($60M to $180M) 3. Reduction in liability by using “reasonable prudence” through a systematic approach to remediate geohazard with limited funding.
  41. 41. “A key element in a successful system is the ability to easily and efficiently share geotechnical data.” (EarthSoft, 2007)
  42. 42. What Does Our Future Hold?
  43. 43. Data Management System Pilot Project – PC version of Application – Testing Enterprise Application
  44. 44. How is EarthSoft Implementing DIGGS? Intelligent Data Entry Form (IDEF) that creates 1. DIGGS format data files DIGGS XML/GML File
  45. 45. The EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) will check 2. DIGGS files, applying validation rules Errors highlighted EDDs with errors highlighted Required field not populated, make correction Valid value not found, select correct value from pull down menu
  46. 46. EQuIS will import DIGGS files using EDP 3. EQuIS DIGGS Data XML/GML EQuIS Processor File (EDP)
  47. 47. How is EarthSoft Implementing DIGGS? EQuIS will export data in the DIGGS XML/GML 4. format DIGGS XML/GML EQuIS File
  48. 48. LIMs ? ? ? ? ? ?
  49. 49. Questions?

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