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MGISS equips critical infrastructure workers during lockdown

17 May 2020

Mobile GIS Services (MGISS) is supporting asset owners and contractors who maintain critical infrastructure during the lockdown with mobile solutions that help improve field operations with intelligence on hidden assets.

Engineers responding to defects on the highway or problems in the supply of water, electricity and gas are continuing to improve their ability to locate and resolve defects and interruptions to supply quickly and efficiently using tools such as the Topografi web app.

Allowing for simple, real-time capture and display of high-accuracy, 3D data compliant with local grids and models, Topografi is an end-to-end platform for capturing buried asset data and making it accessible and usable in the field.

When combined with spatial data management solutions from MGISS, such as the Topografi app, the technology can ensure up-to-date information about essential infrastructure is available where and when it is needed to inform real-time decision making and maximise resource deployment.

Mike Darracott, founder and managing director of MGISS, said: “Now, more than ever, it is essential that highway and utility infrastructure is well maintained and any issues are dealt with in a timely, effective, yet safe manner. The geospatial community has a role to play supporting those workers that are still out there making sure our transport system continues to operate for essential journeys and there is continuity of service in the water, gas and electricity sectors.

“Easy access to usable, accurate and up to date information will help underpin the planning of routine works and the response to emergency call outs whilst, of course, observing safe working practices.”