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DESIGNING ROADS IN GRENLAND USING GIS TECHNOLOGY

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2015-8-1-109-112

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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 longitudinal sections of the road. A virtual model of the entire road and a movie were made based on the results of all investigations.

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Abdel A.Z. Barten
Technical University of Denmark
Denmark


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Barten A.A. DESIGNING ROADS IN GRENLAND USING GIS TECHNOLOGY. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2015;8(1):109-112. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2015-8-1-109-112

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