publication . Article . 2015

DESIGNING ROADS IN GRENLAND USING GIS TECHNOLOGY

Abdel A.Z. Barten;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2015 Journal: GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, volume 8, pages 109-112 (issn: 2071-9388, eissn: 2542-1565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Faculty of Geography Lomonosov Moscow State University
Abstract
Designing a road in the Arctic (Greenland) which stretches 157 km between the towns of Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq was very challenging. Difficult climatic and geotechnical conditions and presence of permafrost required some in-depth analysis and research. Geotechnical investigations were conducted along the entire route. The investigations included field geological and geophysical studies and survey using aerial photography. Based on the investigations a digital model of the area 2 km Ѕ 170 km was prepared. Using a Novapoint software a detailed geometric model was created which allowed for calculations of the volume of earthworks and creation of transverse and l...
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free text keywords: greenland, digital 3d models, planned road, virtual map, Earthworks, Geology, Permafrost, Virtual model, Aerial photography, The arctic, Geographic information system, business.industry, business, Orthophoto, Geotechnical investigation, Cartography, Civil engineering, lcsh:Geography (General), lcsh:G1-922
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