In today’s talk we show you how data is mapped to line segments in your TotalPave account and how that allows you to easily track changes in condition over time.
The road segments that appear in your TotalPave asset management account are created using GIS road centreline files that come directly from your existing GIS (note that if you do not have GIS, we can source these lines for you). All of the PCI and IRI data you collect in the field is automatically matched with one of these pre-set line segments.
The network of lines automatically regenerates each year, although the location and geometry of the line segments remains the same as the year prior. Using exactly the same sections year-to-year allows you to evaluate how the condition of an individual segment, or your network as a whole, is changing over time.
If the location and geometry of your line segments is constantly changing, the data you collect each year would be limited to just that single year’s use; there is no way to relate each year’s datasets back to one another. When the lines remain relatively constant, it is much easier to view and predict the progression of your network condition.
Overall, the way TotalPave maps your data to specific line segments is a simple feature, but also a very important one. It is foundational to know how your assets are changing in condition through time and a static environment makes it that much easier to do so.
We hope you enjoyed the talk today. Let us know if you have any questions, or if you would like to suggest a topic for our next video.