Highway management goes mobile

Developments in equipment for the mapping and inspection of UK highway networks to make highway management more efficient are outlined. The advances in global positioning satellite (GPS) and mobile phone infrastructure have allowed maintenance vehicles to be tracked in real time. Ringway's vehicle-mounted Masternaut GPS-based system for mapping road gully locations and collecting asset data, which is transmitted to live Intranet based management software, is outlined. Mansfield District Council also uses the Masternaut system. RCS has a similar system using its own mobile data system called REDCap (Really Easy Data Capture). In Torbay, Devon, a new Mayrise system has been introduced for the council's highway inspectors. This has added live mapping and auto-processing or works orders to the systems provided by the previous Mayrise system. GGP FastMAP is a GPS and laser assisted system for field mapping that combines GGP's geographic information system with Koec's FASTMAP mobile data collection software. (A)

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  • Accession Number: 01043748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:15AM