Greater Toronto Airports Authority Maximizes Engineering Productivity with Bentley Geospatial Server and Oracle(R) Spatial

    Interoperation Streamlines Workflows and Enables Spatial Analyses on
Airport Site and Building Space

    EXTON, PA., December 11 /CNW/ - Bentley Systems, Incorporated today
announced that Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has chosen Oracle(R)
Spatial integrated with Bentley Geospatial Server, including ProjectWise
Connector for Oracle, to efficiently store, edit, and maintain spatial data
used in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Toronto
Pearson International Airport. The diverse data will reside in an
enterprise-wide geospatial database on Oracle Database 10g Release 2.

    GTAA, a long-time user of Bentley products, is responsible for all
building, site, and utility information for Toronto Pearson's rapidly
expanding facilities. The staff of its Technical Data Center (TDC), which
serves as the organization's central data custodian, continually investigates
new advances that could make GTAA's substantial spatial datastores more
readily available to end users and provide them with richer content.

    Mike Robertson, manager of the GTAA's TDC, Facilities Engineering, said,
"Bentley's introduction of the Geospatial Server, combined with XML Feature
Modeling technology, enables the TDC to migrate core GTAA data sets to an
enterprise-wide GIS with only superficial changes to the maintenance
environment and applications. This helps avoid large training exercises or the
retooling of existing workflows and facilitates a rapid rollover to the new

    The new system helps GTAA streamline workflows and integrate spatial
information from across the entire enterprise. In addition, it facilitates
collaboration, as well as compliance with GTAA's strict standards, among
groups such as Project Services, Airside Engineering, Planning, Professional
Services, and contractors.

    Bentley's XML Feature Modeling capabilities allow GTAA data editors to
perform real-time updates in the field using tablet PCs loaded with a
MicroStation-based GIS application. The Bentley Geospatial Server brokers
geospatial data review/approval workflows to update Oracle Database and
manages access to, and the editing of, drawings in DGN, DWG, TIF, and PDF
formats. Its ProjectWise Connector for Oracle enables it to use the full
capabilities of Oracle Spatial.

    Oracle Spatial provides data management and analysis for as-built
drawings and thematic maps such as airport statistics by feature type,
geospatial aspects of leases, feature coverage areas, and infrastructure
overlays. Oracle Spatial support for Web Services also enables data to be
published over an intranet for staff that need browser-based access to
critical infrastructure information.

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

    About Oracle Spatial

    Oracle Spatial is an option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition that
extends Oracle Locator, a geospatial engine included with every Oracle
Database edition. Oracle Spatial provides advanced geospatial data models and
analyses to support applications in domains such as defense, homeland
security, energy, utilities, and business geographics. For more information,

    About ProjectWise Connector for Oracle

    Bentley ProjectWise Connector for Oracle enables Bentley applications to
interoperate with any native Oracle Spatial 9i or 10g datastore. Moreover, it
preserves the definition of the geospatial data as specified by the user
organization, rather than placing vendor-dictated restrictions on the Oracle
Database definition. For more information about Bentley ProjectWise Connector
for Oracle, visit

    About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

    Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500
companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software.
Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services,
marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides
partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global
economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge
solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise
software company. For more information, visit

    About GTAA and Toronto Pearson International Airport

    Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest airport,
currently handles more than 1200 arrivals and departures every day. By the
year 2020, the number of travelers passing through the airport's gates is
expected to climb from 31 million recorded in 2006 to 50 million.

    The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is a not-for-profit
corporation with a mandate to provide the Greater Toronto Area with a regional
system of airports that meets the current and future demands for air services.
When the GTAA took over responsibility for the operation of Pearson
International Airport from Transport Canada in 1996, it took on major
challenges. To maximize efficiency and to minimize cost, a bold plan was
developed to phase the construction of a revitalized airport the size of a
small city. For more information, visit

    About Bentley

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the
world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the
building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture,
engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing
$400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the
leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design
Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world's No. 2 provider of
GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.

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    Bentley, the "B" logo, Bentley Geospatial Server, ProjectWise,
ProjectWise Connector for Oracle, and MicroStation are either registered or
unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or
one of its direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. Oracle is a
registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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For further information: Bentley Systems, Incorporated Press Contact:
Ron Kuhfeld, +1 610-321-6493

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