Transmap has successfully implemented Pavement Management 2.0 for more than 3 years. If you wonder, why this state-of-the-art pavement management method is superior to all traditional approaches, please continue to read.
Here are the 5 major benefits of Pavement Management 2.0 that will make your life easier, save you money, speed project completion and improve your safety record.
5 Benefits of Pavement Management 2.0
Pavement Management 2.0 relies on mobile mapping to collect roadway condition data at regular highway speeds. Our mapping van does not block traffic, it does not stop frequently, and you are protected inside the vehicle.
Your engineers are not exposed to the dangers of being hit by speeding cars or exposed to inclement weather while walking the streets. This reduces the risk of traffic accidents and staff injuries significantly.
Mobile mapping vehicles are operated by professionals. That’s what makes the process predictable and accurate.
You don’t want to rely on summer interns to collect your pavement condition data by walking the streets with clipboards. And, you don’t want them exposed to hazardous traffic and dangerous weather conditions.
Collecting pavement condition data with a vehicle moving at regular highway speeds is the most efficient inventory method. It is much faster than walking every street – you can capture more than 100 miles a day. It also gives you a true snapshot of your roadway network.
Manual data collection may take weeks or months to complete in the field. As your project drags on, pavement conditions will change before you complete your project and present your final report. You are chasing a moving target.
4. GIS Integration
Pavement Management 2.0 delivers a completely integrated system. It merges roadway distress data and PCI with street centerlines in a WebGIS for easy online access.
There’s no need to buy desktop GIS software, not even a pavement management program. Transmap will process and upload your pavement information in ArcGIS for easy online access. We can host the data, so you can print reports at your convenience.
Mobile mapping systems can be easily outfitted with sensors for advanced data collection. We’ve been using LiDAR for the past 3 years to capture extremely accurate and detailed information on your road infrastructure and right-of-ways.
LiDAR scanners capture accurate 3D point clouds of the street surfaces and of all your roadway infrastructure. So you can extract signs, signals, guardrails and any other asset on your computer when you get back into the office.
If you need to install a new pavement management system or upgrade your old one, Pavement Management 2.0 is the way to go. It will make your life easier, save you money, speed project completion and improve your safety record.