CONNECT. TRANSFORM. AUTOMATE.
Roads? Where we’re going we
don’t need roads.
Tim Downing
Manager, gDC Development
Agenda
!  “Roads” in Western Canada
!  The problems with roads
!  Using FME to remove roads
!  Testing the process
CONNECT. TRANSFORM. AUTOMATE.
Getting ready for 2015
Western Canada DLS Grid
!  ~1,500,000 km2 (or about 10 Englands)
!  ~10,000,000 polygons
Western Canada DLS Grid
Defintion: “Road Allowance”
!  20m or 30m separation between sections
!  Surveyed sections from 1871 to 1880 all have
road...
The Problem With Roads
How To Eliminate Roads
!  Cross the South and
West Road
Allowances
!  Snap vertices
South
!  Snap vertices
West
Back and Forth Numbering
Correction Lines
Correction Lines
Meridian Lines
The Workspace
Back and Forth Numbering
Correction Lines
Feature Path
First Pass
!  Meridian lines with variable distances and
problems
!  Known areas missing grid
!  Holes caused by misaligne...
How to validate manual work?
Use FME!
Great Scott! Holes Everywhere!
Multi-Step Process
!  Add Sliver Remover to main workspace
!  Re-evaluate whole process and split into sections
for perfor...
Coordinate Rounder
Roads are gone
Summary
!  Western Canada road allowances
!  The difficulties of removing road allowances
!  Using FME to remove roads
!  ...
Ready for 2015
Thank You!
!  Questions?
!  For more information:
!  Tim Downing – tdowning@geologic.com
!  geoLOGIC systems ltd
CONNECT. ...
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Roads? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads

  1. 1. CONNECT. TRANSFORM. AUTOMATE. Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads. Tim Downing Manager, gDC Development
  2. 2. Agenda !  “Roads” in Western Canada !  The problems with roads !  Using FME to remove roads !  Testing the process
  3. 3. CONNECT. TRANSFORM. AUTOMATE. Getting ready for 2015
  4. 4. Western Canada DLS Grid !  ~1,500,000 km2 (or about 10 Englands) !  ~10,000,000 polygons
  5. 5. Western Canada DLS Grid
  6. 6. Defintion: “Road Allowance” !  20m or 30m separation between sections !  Surveyed sections from 1871 to 1880 all have road allowances !  Surveyed sections after 1881 reduced by half the number of East/West road allowances !  Not all road allowances have a constructed road
  7. 7. The Problem With Roads
  8. 8. How To Eliminate Roads !  Cross the South and West Road Allowances
  9. 9. !  Snap vertices South !  Snap vertices West
  10. 10. Back and Forth Numbering
  11. 11. Correction Lines
  12. 12. Correction Lines
  13. 13. Meridian Lines
  14. 14. The Workspace
  15. 15. Back and Forth Numbering
  16. 16. Correction Lines
  17. 17. Feature Path
  18. 18. First Pass !  Meridian lines with variable distances and problems !  Known areas missing grid !  Holes caused by misaligned vertices !  Decision to use summer students to correct holes
  19. 19. How to validate manual work? Use FME!
  20. 20. Great Scott! Holes Everywhere!
  21. 21. Multi-Step Process !  Add Sliver Remover to main workspace !  Re-evaluate whole process and split into sections for performance
  22. 22. Coordinate Rounder
  23. 23. Roads are gone
  24. 24. Summary !  Western Canada road allowances !  The difficulties of removing road allowances !  Using FME to remove roads !  Testing the result !  Fixing the process
  25. 25. Ready for 2015
  26. 26. Thank You! !  Questions? !  For more information: !  Tim Downing – tdowning@geologic.com !  geoLOGIC systems ltd CONNECT. TRANSFORM. AUTOMATE.
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