SMART CITY

Improving the client’s asset data management capability; and streamlining and automating the client’s work-flow management capability.

SMART TRAFFIC

Geosemantic’s SMART traffic software solution enables municipalities and local authorities to improve the experience for road users by reducing congestion and maximising smooth flowing of traffic through intersections. It does this by providing a single view of traffic signal infrastructure on a simple visual interface, enabling managers to rapidly identify problem areas and deploy fixes in a prioritised manner.

Geosemantic’s SMART traffic solution focuses on three key elements

  • Improving asset data management capability
  • Streamlining and automating work-flow management capability
  • Enabling spatial analytics

These elements are enabled through Geosemantic’s SMART traffic software solution. With the global movement towards autonomous intersections, South Africa needs to fully understand its current status in terms of infrastructure and available data before implementing global technological innovations. South Africa has its own unique challenges, including cable theft, high accident rates and unstable power supply.

GEOSEMANTIC’S SOLUTION ADDRESSES THESE CHALLENGES BY PROVIDING

  • A visual platform with the ability to visualise faults according to fault type, current construction areas, congestion hotspots in real-time
  • Mobile application enabling direct logging of faults by technicians to dashboard and real-time access of these logs on the SMART traffic web based application
  • Integration of data from multiple sources – weather, congestion, driver locations, construction projects
  • Spatial analytics to assist in identifying priority intersections
  • Real-time reporting – instant access to information for use by managers

KEY BENEFITS

  • Reduced time to respond to faults
  • Real-time reporting, saving managers time
  • No data duplication and redundancy as data is shared across departments
  • Improved public image as more informative data is shared with media
  • Root cause analysis enabling permanent solving of issues.

SMART ASSET MANAGEMENT

A critical determinant for any road authority to achieve its objectives to improve the condition of its roads infrastructure is a comprehensive understanding of its assets. Geosemantic Solutions can help you to develop a complete view of all your assets, and build the tools for management to be able to monitor and manage assets most effectively. Geosemantic’s SMART asset management software solution enables municipalities and local authorities to improve asset data management, streamline and automate their workflow and produce accurate reporting. South African cities are dynamic due to rapid urbanisation and extensive construction. If these activities are uncoordinated, surface road assets as well as underground assets, such as stormwater pipes are impacted. Municipalities need to fully understand their current infrastructure in terms of location and condition in order to accurately budget for maintenance of exisiting infrastructure as well as to accurately budget for upgrades and new infrastructure. Local authorities often have an incomplete picture of their asset register and are unable to make quick adjustments based on our ever changing cityscape.

GEOSEMANTIC’S SOLUTION ADDRESSES THESE CHALLENGES BY PROVIDING

  • A full asset database – Geosemantic teams capture the location and photos of all assets within the road reserve.
  • The data is subjected to vigorous quality control before being handed over to the local authority
  • Our SMART asset software solution provides a visual platform with the ability to visualise assets and their attribute data spatially
  • The ability for required departments to easily update their asset database and attribute data
  • Integration of data from multiple sources including road centre line data, road condition indices, asset condition indices, street name data, construction project data (record of construction drawings), and previous project results such as stormwater pipe layouts
  • The ability to incorporate asset costs, life of asset with alerts for replacements, maintenance schedules and keep a safe and complete historical record for each asset
  • Prioritised maintenance based on condition indices and accurate budgets. All departments will be able to see these planned activities and plan accordingly.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Improved budget/resource allocation
  • Reduce task time and cost, and improve operational efficiency
  • Ensuring the accuracy, consistency and integrity of asset data
  • Consolidating data on a common platform will allow data to be viewed and shared by all those who have an interest in it solving interoperability between people, data and processes
  • Reducing manual methods of work and thus decreasing workflows and easing day to day management activities
  • No data duplication and redundancy as data is shared across departments
  • Prioritise maintenance that is coordinated with construction projects
  • Real-time and accurate reporting, saving managers time and enabling precise budgeting
  • Improved budget/resource allocation
  • Faster time to repair.

 

 

SMART DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

Many Government departments store thousands of hard copy documents and drawings. Retrieving these documents is also a manual process. Very often multiple documents need to be retrieved in order for managers to make informed decisions before responding to citizen requests. The time taken to find these documents and respond to these requests is also delayed because of these manual processes. Our SMART document management solution can resolve these issues.

GEOSEMANTIC ADDRESSES THESE CHALLENGES BY PROVIDING

  • Scanning of hardcopy documents by Geosemantic team – single as-built drawings or multiple documents
  • Capturing of metadata for each document and building a database of information, including geospatial data, where available
  • Hosting of data to ensure data integrity and security
  • Customised interface to search and retrieve data, with several filters to retrieve the correct information.
  • The ability to visualise the area of interest on our mapping interface in order to gain a better understanding of applications that have been applied for in an area, understand what new developments are occurring around the area of interest, access to record of construction (ROCs) or as-builts drawings for the area and the ability to overlay asset layers in order to understand what assets are present in the region of interest

BENEFITS OF THE SOLUTION

  • Build up a digital archive of current and historic data and movement away from hard copy manual methods
  • Time saving solution – no need to manually retrieve hard copy files from shelves
  • Streamline processes – from scanning to final notification to citizen for approval
  • Improved feedback to client – know the status in the processing of applications – New, In-progress, etc
  • Informed decision making – view of location, history and road assets for better decision making. Where there are multiple applications in an area, construction projects can be planned better
  • Real-time reporting and analytics tool to assist management to monitor progress of citizen applications as well as monitor staff performance
  • Proactive management of assets impacted by modifications