GIS Mapping and Surveying
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology can help to integrate large volumes of data from different sources, to provide valuable insight and understanding of a site and deliver powerful analytical capability. GIS-based maps and visualisations help pinpoint priority workloads much more readily than using a traditional database. The benefits are achieved by using the locational component of data to reveal patterns, view locations of assets such as bridges, locks, access points, team routing information, landowner details, hazards log, buildings information, military districts/zones, ecological and environmental information to efficiently plan and deliver work, and display and report results.
The inclusion of environmental data can aid understanding of other factors which may impact planned work e.g. the stricter regulations which may apply when working on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the ecological considerations needed when delivering vegetation management services during nesting seasons or to map tow path restrictions for workloads. All of this information can be combined to help understand the 'real world environment'.
Using GIS enables planned maintenance to be delivered efficiently through efficient work scheduling and allocation of appropriate resources, e.g. correctly certified staff, or ascertaining the proximity of a particular job using route analysis. In addition, real time data collection via a mobile devices, streamlines reporting, resulting in significant time and cost savings for our clients.
GIS also provides a strong framework for record-keeping and reporting, including risk assessment, auditing.