Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions has announced that Serco Integrated Transport (Stockton-on-Tees, UK), developers of Intelligent Traffic Management Systems, has selected Intergraph’s transportation solutions to develop a new Web portal, called Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL), for the Highways Agency (HA) in Great Britain. The ESDAL will be a one-stop, Web-based portal for assisted route planning and automated notification of abnormal load movements.
The ESDAL will automate and simplify the previous manual process of planning and notification of abnormal load movements among multiple agencies and organizations. The new Web portal will significantly speed up the process for haulers, police, local authorities and public and private structure owners.
Intergraph’s GeoMedia WebMap technology will enable haulers to simply draw routes directly onto a map. The routes drawn are then used to drive other processes such as automatically identifying the organizations that need to be notified. Initially, the ESDAL will return a list of contacts for each route. Automatic notification will be added during later phases. Digital routes will open up whole new areas of analysis to support planners in Great Britain. The later stages of the project will use feedback within the ESDAL Web interface to suggest established routes to haulers, allowing quicker route planning and reduced risk and cost.
The ESDAL will be implemented in four phases. Phase one is expected to go live around spring 2005. The final implementation phase, which includes sophisticated routing analysis and Web-based notification, is expected in 2006.