Industry leaders call for professionals in the highways asset management field to join them in a discussion group focusing on the opportunities of digital mapping and mobile working.
Ordnance Survey, mapping experts since 1791, and KaarbonTech, developers of innovative asset management software and digital surveying methods, are joining to promote sector wide debate on the use of geographical information for better asset maintenance.
Ordnance Survey collects and maintains the geospatial database for Great Britain, making on average 10,000 changes a day by capturing the changing urban and rural landscape of the nation. The intelligent, up to date database is used to create a range of trusted products and services that have great potential for the better management of highways assets.
KaarbonTech develops proven software packages that enable highways assets to be monitored and work tracked using iOS and Android devices. KaarbonTech has proven that GIS data sets like Flood Zones, Elevation profiles and urban density can be harnessed to deliver cost effective and proactive maintenance of drainage networks.
Land & Property Relationship Manager Gary McDonald at Ordnance Survey said:
“We have been impressed with the simplicity of KaarbonTech’s system and grasp of using other GIS data in this way. By bringing together industry leaders in discussion we can ensure that more people can benefit from the vast amount of intelligent Ordnance Survey data available.”
The challenging context of on-going budget reductions across the public sector points clearly towards the importance of sharing knowledge and innovation. Future success is likely to rest on smarter working methods and realising the potential of technology.
KaarbonTech Managing Director Mark Entwistle said:
“Traditionally time, money and fuel have been wasted on unnecessary or reactive visits to assets such as gullys and street furniture. The application of technology and combining of accurate digital mapping data with software enables engineers to work smart and deliver better results.”
The group will share and discuss how different Ordnance Survey data sets have been used in the past with positive results and how mobile technology can provide a platform for easy data collection. Interested in becoming involved and joining this discussion group?
Please contact email@example.com or call 0800 804 8844 for more information.
Notes to Editors:
KaarbonTech delivers innovative software solutions that enable local authorities to manage their highways assets in a strategic and proactive manner.
KaarbonTech products use GIS data sets and software designed to work seamlessly either in the office on the desktop or remotely on iOS and Android devices.
GIS data sets are used by local authority customers of the company to manage a range of highways assets including drainage and grit bins. Customers include the following councils – Walsall, Surrey, Norfolk, Croydon, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.