Session 3.7: SPIDERS 3D: Navy Shore Infrastructure 3D project and Planning Innovation

APA Federal Planning Division


Friday, May 5, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT

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Advancement of Navy facilities and infrastructure planning tools involves combining 2D GIS and 3D model environments by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Tenant Commands across the globe.  SPIDERS 3D (SP3D) provides a collaborative early risk assessment environment  using an open standards construct to integrate broad ranges of  3D geospatial and vector data sets and contextualize in interactive 3D Virtual Naval Installation Environments.  Provides capability  on the world's largest intranet to Navy project planners and engineers to readily visualize and collaborate when evaluating sites suitable for Military Construction (MILCON) projects, Special projects, and potential land use actions.

Maximizing limited resources and increasing the velocity of learning is a DoD priority.  For Infrastructure development and sustainment, the Department of the Navy advocates that innovation lead the way to reduce new infrastructure requirements and project costs where operationally feasible.  As the Navy’s Systems Command for shore and ocean engineering and planning, NAVFAC  teams to collect data and models from dispersed and fragmented sources  (e.g. engineering, environmental, geo-readiness and planning business lines) to be brought into a common environment using web-based 3D graphics X3D standards.  SP3D is a 3D analytical and visual tool capable of performing multi-nodal site and infrastructure evaluation.   It provides stakeholders with ability to quickly develop “what if” scenarios.  It furthers communication between Commands and conveys risks to Navy leadership.  A multi-echelon and contractor team supporting the software would like to share this innovation with APA FPD members.


Alex Viana

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Mike Russalesi

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Principal, Synergy LLC

Philip O'Hartigan, AICP

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PHILIP O’HARTIGAN, AICP 018500 Education: University of Washington (2001) Seattle, Washington Degree: College of Architecture and Planning, Major: Urban Planning, Master of Urban Planning University of Colorado (1995) Boulder, Colorado Universitaet Stuttgart (1992-93) Stuttgart, Germany Bachelor’s Degree: College of Environmental Design and Planning, Architecture. Bachelor’s Degree: College ... Read More

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