Infrastructure & engineering

Geographic information is a vital element in the successful planning and delivery of infrastructure and engineering projects. Civil engineers frequently use remotely sensed data for a wide variety of applications, including transport network planning and engineering, asset management and monitoring, urban planning and vulnerability assessments. Since more than ten years GAF offers quality controlled feature extraction and data production following international MGCP standards (Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program) and related services including workflow definition, software optimization, and consulting.

Transport industry and mobility

Industrial businesses have to cope with strong competition and cost pressures, and must reduce their carbon footprints while at the same time responding to growing demands from customers concerning timeliness and flexibility.  A combination of optimised route planning, fleet management and monitoring of environmental conditions provides the answer and at the same time increases efficiency and helps to save costs. GAF’s web-based and smartphone applications integrate geo-information with communication and navigation technologies to create fit-for-purpose solutions.

Ensuring the success of infrastructure projects through integrated management

GIS mapping data and satellite imagery allow the mapping of large or remote areas in an efficient and accurate way. They improve the accuracy of environmental impact assessments and allow the monitoring and ensuring of proper offset-obligation compliance. In addition to mapping, GAF develops dedicated GIS-based decision support systems that underpin integrated project management procedures right through from planning phases to construction progress monitoring.

Holistic monitoring of wide areas. Zooming in on risk zones to a scale of millimetres

Infrastructure such as railroads, roads, levees and also water, gas and power facilities have networks that stretch across countries, covering long distances. By detecting and monitoring hazard-prone locations, and assessing their vulnerability, any required prevention and mitigation measures can be identified and implemented. GAF monitors critical infrastructure for integrity and stability using remote sensing technology, which can detect ground movement of less than a centimetre.

Areas of application include:

  • Urban & rural planning
  • Asset management
  • Road & rail network planning
  • Highway surveys
  • Structural surveys
  • Project progress monitoring
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Airport mapping
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • 3D visualisation

Portfolio - selected highlights:

  • Baseline studies and inventories
  • Infrastructure mapping and monitoring
  • Digital elevation - surface - terrain models
  • 3D city models and virtual reality 
  • Land deformation monitoring for critical infrastructure
  • Network planning and fleet management
  • Transport routes and corridors - planning and impact analysis
  • Charting of airport terrain and obstacles
  • Site selection and planning for infrastructure
  • GIS-based decision support systems