Notice: GPS Data Collectors Out Covering The County May 1

Notice: GPS Data Collectors Out Covering The County May 1
Posted on 04/24/2017

Beginning May 1st, 2017 (and until the end of August) Saddle Hills County GPS Data Collectors will be conducting a topographical survey, collecting road right-of-way assets during the summer which will assist infrastructure, planning and asset management.

Residents will be able to recognize them along roadsides throughout the County carrying range rods with data collectors attached as they record the global position data of County assets, such as culverts and signs, as well as the elevation.

‘Men at Work’ signs will be placed along all routes on which the GPS data collectors are working.

The data, once collected and recorded, will be integrated into the Geographic Information System (GIS) which will allow the Engineering and Infrastructure Department to streamline their workflow.

GIS also allows Engineering and Infrastructure managers to balance infrastructure investment against the expected life span of County assets. In this necessary analysis, GIS provides an important capability because it facilitates the comparison of repair or replacement scenarios using different geo data sets to support the decision-making process.

In addition to Engineering and Infrastructure uses, the data can be of use to other departments such as the Planning and Information Systems Department by allowing for spatial analytics in studying and planning for the development process, and engaging citizens in planning the future of their community.

Please slow down and take caution when passing any construction signs.