Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions has announced that its Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions were used to streamline the collection and storage of accurate, up-to-date natural resource information by Tasmania, Australia’s, Latrobe High School students in Transend Networks Pty. Ltd’s summer work program, Power Walk. The program allows high school students to gain practical spatial skills while assisting Transend in better managing land easements in Northwest Tasmania.
“To meet project deadlines, it was important that technology for the project be easy to use, yet robust and reliable,” said Adrian O’Connor, teacher and project leader, Power Walk. “Intergraph solutions, with their capability to create custom applications, support various data types and integrate with GPSs helped us work smarter and faster.”
To begin the project, students extracted base location data for points, such as parcels, roads, rivers and tower and power lines, from the corporate LIM and then downloaded this data along with a landowner’s database and project data to personal digital assistants (PDAs). Using Intergraph’s IntelliWhere(R) OnDemand software and integrated GPS on PDAs, students viewed, queried and edited natural resource data, including vegetation, structures, sinkholes and springs on land easements as they walked across Northwest Tasmania. Upon completion, the data was uploaded and integrated with Transend’s corporate geospatial warehouse.