The workflows I've implemented, have continually evolved and dynamically transitioned over my many years of developing simulation teams. When necessary, outlines were created to explain, current or new, workflow methodologies.
Including the illustration to the right, which summarizes how to integrate the MulitGen-Paradigm tools into the production process; yielding a Vega Prime Runtime database.
I have continually evaluated Multigen-Paradigm Tools and presented them internally
Pre-Production Abbreviated Workflow
Both Pre-Production and Post-Production workflows were often broken down individually and explained in various presentations given around the country to Universities, Municipalities and professional organizations. Typically I was tasked with helping audience in engineering disciplines, unfamiliar with 3D databases and simulations, understand the staffing and toolsets necessary for implementing large scale timely Urban Simulation.
These illustrations on the left were the actual introduction slides I created for sections covering each separate area of production.
Additionally, I was requested to analyze outside organizational workflows and technologies to determine feasibilities and the potential integration of over 83 overlayed, GIS and custom datasets for use in Urban Simulation, Runtime databases.
Post-Production Abbreviated Workflow
One such example in studying a large complex workflow and implementing an improved set of solutions is summarized and documented in a grant I coauthored for the City of Dallas. While this set of objectives below required implementation of both software and hardware solutions for both workstation and enterprise systems it is one of many sets of milestones and directives Ive initiated and/or implemented over the last several years.
Timeframe Proposed for Development and Implementation of GIS based interactive dataset for the City of Dallas:
Timeframe: Milestone Description:
Months 1 3 Requirement Gathering / System Architecture
Months 4 6 Hardware Installation
Months 7 9 GIS Data Gathering & Conversion
Months 10 12 Hardware Testing / Data Streaming
Months 13 15 Application Customization / Training & Support
Months 16 18 White Paper Posting / Full Site Availability
Other task defined in advance and required of this project:
·Discuss the implications of the technology on decision-making and outreach if used by other Interagency Committee members
·Describe the impacts of the program on planning and economic development initiatives
·Briefings on program progress made to the City of Dallas City Council and the Trinity River Corridor Interagency Committee, which includes officials from the North Texas Council of Governments; Texas Department of Transportation; North Texas Tollway Authority; Army Corps of Engineers; Environmental Protection Agency; and Dallas County.
Initial data layers incorporated into this solution for the City of Dallas include the following:
·Sub-meter, full-color, Orthographic Aerial Photography of greater Dallas County Raster data
·1ft Contours of Dallas County topography 3D vector data
·Above ground facilities LIDAR elevation data
·City of Dallas enterprise GIS 26 layers
·Planning 5 layers
·Police 10 layers
·Public Works 12 layers
·Streets 3 layers
·Parks 2 layers
·Code Compliance 1 layer
·Sanitation 4 layers
·Dallas Area Rapid Transit 3 layers
·Social Economics 9 layers
·Storm Water 7 layers
·Fire 1 layer
The proposal was written to establish ways to use the latest Internet based technologies along with Real-time Simulation & GIS in an innovative and efficient manner to further economic development and eliminate some of the risks in Land Development within Dallas County. This technology Grant Application described and solved numerous advanced ways to assist in prototype Land Planning efforts for large urban areas.