Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Collier professionals provide GIS solutions that foster greater information access and informed decision-making. Collier can recommend, specify, customize, and deploy state-of-the-art GIS solutions (including documentation, training, and support) to meet your needs from the enterprise level down to the individual user.
By implementing GIS, many local governments and private property managers are recognizing a return on their investments in GIS through increased precision, efficiency, and cost savings in some of the following areas:
- Creation and publication of informational maps and reports, internet map servers, interactive map kiosks, etc.
- Inventory mapping and management of infrastructure assets and facilities (e.g. roadways, traffic signs, bridges, curb ramps, guardrails, parking meters, recreational buildings, etc.) and related financial reporting for GASB Statement #34 compliance.
- Pavement management, including the estimation of paved surface conditions, prediction of deterioration timelines, and the selection and raking of proposed resurfacing and/or rehabilitation projects.
- Land records management and distributed access to parcel data, plats, subdivisions, engineering drawings, etc.
- Predicting, planning, and responding to urban and regional growth.
- Management of permitting and constructing-related activities such as inspection, standards compliance, work-zone safety, etc.
- Analysis of traffic data and planning of traffic-calming initiatives.
Collier staff members use their experience deploying and using GIS-based routing software for more efficient service routing for mowing, trash pick-up, recycling, street sweeping, brush removal, etc. Whether your fleet consists of one vehicle or hundreds of vehicles, route optimization software like Routesmart for ArcGIS and components of ArcLogistics Route can help reduce fleet-related expenses, increase driver/tech accountability, and improve service to your stakeholders.
Infrastructural Asset Maintenance Management
Collier’s experience using GIS-centric methods allows us to create and maintain a map-based collection of infrastructural assets, their current conditions, their maintenance history, one-time and cyclical maintenance requirements, etc. Projects of this nature can be established with minimal fuss and minimal impact on small departments, while larger-scale projects can be more comprehensive in scope. These projects can include components such as phone-based/web-based customer service requests and work-order management systems, which can help plan and perform repairs as well as assess their costs and impacts on the condition ratings of infrastructural items.
Pavement Management Systems
Collier utilizes modern tools created specifically for managing various aspects of pavement maintenance. These tools provide clients with a transparent and empirical method of assessing roadway conditions, running what-if scenarios against various budget levels and treatment types, and reporting on past, current, or predicted roadway conditions.
PAVEMENTview & PAVEMENTview PLUS are components of a suite of work management tools designed by CarteGraph Systems. Collier is an implementation partner in the CarteGraph Systems Business Partner program, and our staff has received administrator-level training and has participated in many annual User Conferences at the Cartegraph headquarters in Dubuque, Iowa.
MicroPAVER for Windows is an automated pavement management system. It is a decision-making tool for the development of cost-effective maintenance and repair alternatives for roads, streets, parking lots, and airfields. MicroPAVER has many important capabilities, including pavement network inventory, condition ratings, deterioration models, and maintenance and repair needs. MicroPAVER was designed in the 1970’s to help the DOD manage the paved surfaces within airports. MicroPAVER and some of its methodologies are still used today in local government.