January 29, 2013 -- Highway technology and services company Yotta DCL has announced new features for Horizons, its web platform that integrates GIS, pavement and asset management. Highways authorities and agencies use the visualised asset management system for managing and gaining more value from their assets and save money without needing several different IT systems.
The version 2.3 upgrade builds on the existing comprehensive benefits of Horizons, providing new features and functionality across three of its modules: Explorer, Analysis and Management.
Horizons clears the IT and data bottlenecks giving full visibility of highways assets in graphical and visual formats, enabling the user to reach informed decisions and make cost-effective treatment recommendations based on good highways engineering quickly and easily.
Horizon’s Explorer module allows users to easily view, load and visualise a range of datasets, including base network data, their condition in fine detail, plus relevant asset or construction information. Explorer now provides a new “Deep Linking” feature, which makes it easy to share links to the exact location of assets and associated data using unique web addresses.
The data-analysis module enhancements enable users to streamline the creation of optimised forward works plans quickly and simply. The new features provide the ability to model non-deteriorated parameters such as Footway Network Survey (FNS) data. There is also a new “Reduce By Treatment” effect in the treatment options and a CO2 impact option can be summarised in the data analysis reports.
To make it easy for users to add data layers, the management module now features a “Layer Upload/Import” feature. In addition, the Layer Builder functionality now allows easy customisation and creation of data sub-sets.
“With these new features we are delivering greater value to Horizons users by giving them even more visibility and control of their highways assets. The highly visual platform is designed to help highways authorities make the best decisions about their assets by allowing them to manage multiple sets of data easily and simply within a single system. Our enhancements therefore make it much easier to predict costs accurately, plan and model various highway maintenance scenarios, build schemes and base their decisions on sound engineering principles that maximise the value,” says Nick Smee, Managing Director, Yotta DCL.