Nowadays, railway companies are running larger trains at more frequent intervals. This new reality introduces and operational challenge to perform maintenance activities which typically increase proportionally with the traffic load, however, the downtime available to perform the maintenance is shrinking because of this increase in traffic load. Railway companies had to rethink the whole maintenance process with new and more effective ways to perform inspections, maintenance and repairs. The introduction of the Geospatial technology has allowed maintenance department to reinvent themselves.
Geospatial Technology used in day-to-day operation of the railway
As for many other industries the use of geospatial systems generates substantial benefits during the feasibility, design and construction phases. But given the unique nature of the railway with assets constantly on the move the benefits of the geospatial systems during the operation are even greater.
We cover multiple areas for the railroad industry:
• Data Conversion
• Workflow Management
• Asset Management
• Infrastructure Management
• Monitoring of emission and accidents
• Supporting conformity with environmental regulations