Mineta San Jose International Airport Selects GeoMedia Technology to Manage and Support Airport Infrastructure and Assets
Airport implements GeoMedia-based GIS to support goal of being top choice and regional gateway for air transportation services
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 28, 2002 - Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions today announced that the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) has chosen Intergraph's GeoMedia technology to help manage and support the unique assets and operational functions of the SJC. They are transitioning from a MicroStation-based CAD environment to a fully functional geographic information system (GIS) using GeoMedia, GeoMedia WebMap, and an Oracle Spatial database.
Once all existing SJC map elements are merged into a GIS environment utilizing GeoMedia technology, airport personnel will be able to read several different GIS formats and re-project datasets on the fly. This system will provide intranet access to a computer-based system built on GeoMedia WebMap and will give greater access to all airport mapping data. The implementation of this program will enable storage, organization, retrieval, manipulation, and graphical visualization and presentation of all airport drawings, documents, and spatially referenced asset information.
The airport's GIS program will focus on serving three main areas, spatial data maintenance, business application development, and seamless integration of divisions using Web technology. Spatial data maintenance is an ongoing challenge at SJC because of major airport expansion projects. It is imperative that GIS staff are able to accurately capture features before, during, and after construction changes occur. Business applications will be designed for the specific needs of each airport division and will include property management, security and life safety systems, utility management, ground transportation, planning/environment, and facilities management. Finally, GeoMedia WebMap will deliver maps, imagery, and data to all airport employees using the SJC intranet.
Lysee Moyaert, senior geographic systems specialist for SJC comments, "Our vision is to develop easy access to all airport maps and asset information directly from any desktop. GIS is such a wonderful tool that can assist with the planning and decision making process and can be used by any discipline, from engineering to marketing to finance. SJC and the City of San Jose are positioning to become an organization with an enterprise GIS program and to establish SJC as a premier regional gateway for air transportation services. GeoMedia technology is providing one of the vehicles to make it happen."
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
Located two miles north of downtown San Jose, Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is a completely self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the City of San Jose. SJC is the 37th busiest Airport in North America in total passengers. Airport passenger activity at Mineta San Jose International has grown from 6.8 million passengers in 1990-91, to over 13.9 million passengers in 2000-01. Currently, nonstop service is provided to 5 international cities as well as 30 U.S. destinations. Fourteen major commercial airlines operate out of the airport, which include, Alaska, American, American Eagle, America West, Continental, Delta, Frontier JetExpress, Horizon Air, Mexicana, Northwest, Southwest, United and United Express. SJC also hosts six all-cargo airlines and 180 general aviation based aircrafts.
Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions
Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions brings together geospatial and information technology to help customers achieve their business goals. A technology innovator with more than 30 years of market leadership, Intergraph serves government agencies and commercial enterprises worldwide with end-to-end geospatial solutions for cartography and map production and enterprisewide mapping and GIS. The company provides superior customer support and services ranging from project implementation to production.
Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions is a division of Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR), Huntsville, Ala., and does business in more than 60 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and global distributor and partner network.
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