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Am/Fm system for stormwater and undergroundwater facilities

Alper Çabuk


Alper Çabuk
Associate professor
Department of Architecture,
Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
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Kamil Eren


Kamil Eren
president
Geotech Group
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Saye Nihan Çabuk


Saye Nihan Çabuk
Odunpazari Municipality Directorate of Planning Eskisehir, Turkey
Email:[email protected]
This paper presents the stages and the method for implementation of AM/FM system as well as the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing high-resolution satellite images and RTK survey for AM/FM systems with regard to the municipality

The main objectives of the project is to provide Riyadh Municipality with the results of the survey of manholes and gullies for ground and storm water in Riyadh City and the establishment of GIS database. The project was undertaken by Dar Al Taawon Consulting Eng. Spatial Information – GeoTech Group and completed in 6 months in 2002.

Objectives of the Study
The objectives of the municipality are briefly as follows:

  • Automated mapping of the underground water and storm water facilities (gullies, manholes and pipes)
  • Creating digital network information (data and maps) operated by computers
  • Facility management system for these utilities
  • Preparing reports, thematic maps, queries for any part of the system and following up the information of maintenance and operation
  • Integrating this information with data such as roads etc.

The project area covers Riyadh Municipality boundaries, which consist of 16 Municipalities and 145 districts. The major task of the project is to survey of approximately

  • 9638 manholes
  • 17310 gullies

Each surveyed point will have a unique ID developed by the project, The surveying was carried out using Total Stations and GPS of static, fast static and kinematic (RTK). The field crews will be able to have cm-level precision by using the above-mentioned techniques.

Progress Of The Work
As mentioned above, the main objective of the project is to provide Riyadh Municipality an AM/FM System for Ground and Storm Water Facilities. The main purpose of this study is to provide the results of the survey of manholes and gullies for ground and storm water in Riyadh City and the establishment of GIS database. On October 28 / 2001 GPS Ground Control Points establishment started by 3 teams and went on at the rate of 40 points daily as an average and we completed approximately 2000 GPS Control Points.

There were 3 survey teams each team consists of 3 persons for surveying the manholes and catchbasin. The observations and data collection started on 14 November 2001. Surveying of all manholes and gullies were completed on 16 February 2002.