Pavement ManagementAn enterprise GIS linked to a PMS lets you easily display trends to track pavement conditions and and allocate funds
Managing Pavement Information & Assets
Pavement, traffic and location data are usually managed in unrelated systems
Pavement management decisions need to integrate diverse spatially referenced data, including condition surveys, pavement width, number of lanes, construction history, skid resistance measurements, traffic counts, bridge conditions, sign inventories, and construction and maintenance records. These data are usually unrelated to each other, duplicative, and inconsistent. Understanding the relationships between these pavement attributes and the street locations and networks is further complicated because they use different referencing systems such as milepost, reference post, state plane, or latitude / longitude.
GIS-Pavement Management Integration
Efficiently query data and display trends to track pavement conditions and allocate funds
Farallon Geographics helps cities and counties to implement enterprise GIS asset tracking systems to manage the monitoring and maintenance of their pavement network systems. These spatially-enabled pavement management systems (PMS) allow management, engineers and the public to use a web-based map interface to identify problem pavement areas in near real-time.
Identify problem pavement areas in real time
Investing in a GIS pavement management system will pay for itself many times over through reduced repair costs, optimized maintenance schedules, and inter-agency coordination (e.g. making sure that newly paved roads are not immediately torn up by sewer or cable maintenance crews). But for a PMS to maximize impact and yield the highest return on investment, the system must be easily accessible and understandable to all users including maintenance crews, and departmental staff: Planning, Public Works, Transportation and Finance.
Farallon is the first company to integrate ESRI, Intergraph and Oracle GIS software with MTC’s StreetSaver pavement management system, allowing the dynamic segmentation of pavement data in real time from an enterprise geodatabase. This allows immediate views of the relationship between pavement condition information and actual locations on a map.
GIS-PMS for Asset Management and Compliance
The GIS-PMS serves as a sophisticated asset management system. Traditional asset management systems are not suited to handle geographic assets, which have been managed alphabetically or in arbitrary groups. But geographic assets such as pavement networks and utilities are best managed by a system that relates assets through maps.
A GIS-based PMS also provides for easier compliance with recent accounting rules that require government entities to present a set of financial statements with a “net asset” focus. Long-term fixed assets such as pavement assets were previously expensed and not capitalized on balance sheets. The GIS-PMS allows the agency to not be required to depreciate pavement assets. Depreciation is required if proper maintenance activity cannot be demonstrated.
Farallon GIS-Pavement Management Systems Solutions
The Farallon team has exceptional experience in the development of GIS street data, including planning, data modeling, data development, and integration with enterprise applications including:
- Pavement management systems
- Real-time dynamic segmentation of GIS data for PMS
- E-911 computer aided dispatch
- Document and asset management
Farallon is an official MTC P-Tap Vendor P-TAP provides Bay Area jurisdictions with assistance and expertise in implementing and maintaining a Pavement Management Systems. P-Tap vendors provide this expertise.