As part of the risk-based asset management plans for the NHS, Fugro's latest advancements to iVision provide a hosted software platform that will offer state highway departments the asset management tools they need to take full advantage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The latest update of iVision includes features that allow a quick view of summarized data in a dashboard format, along with dynamic drill-down analysis enabling identification of issues for users at multiple levels of government based on their specific needs.
In July 2012, MAP-21 was signed into law and will provide over $105 billion in the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years to help fund various highway surface transportation programs, including state risk-based asset management plans. MAP-21's provisions not only aid both highway and flood mapping programs, but also require states to “acquire new ground elevation data utilizing the most up-to-date geospatial technologies” wherever necessary. This elevation data, similar to the data collected by Fugro for the State of Louisiana’s 90,000-mile road network, is being used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for flood mapping with a tolerance of +/- 2 inches.
By using Fugro’s hosted iVision solution, state highway departments and district offices can integrate a wide range of asset, condition and traffic data as well as structural and safety data to give both an integrated and visualized perspective. All the data collected by highway engineers is then mapped thematically and presented in an intuitive interface, which in turn produces actionable information. This graphical information can now be used to help these engineers communicate their findings in a meaningful way to colleagues, elected officials and the public. Bringing these numerous datasets into one system enables engineers to develop targeted maintenance strategies; maximizing both their return on investment and their ability to make better informed decisions.