By Autori on April 12, 2024

Software tools for road and street maintenance after winter

Software tools for road and street maintenance after winter
As the winter season retreats, it leaves behind a challenging task for municipalities and contractors alike: the maintenance of roads to ensure safe and efficient travel. The melting snow uncovers a plethora of debris, salt residue, and potholes that need immediate attention. With advancements in technology, software tools have become crucial in streamlining the process of road maintenance after winter. This article explores how modern software solutions are revolutionizing the way we manage and execute road maintenance when spring arrives.
Software tools for road maintenance operations such as potholes, cracks and routeplanning or infrastructure maintenance after winter in 2024

1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS technology offers a spatial analysis of roads, identifying areas that require urgent attention. By integrating GIS with road maintenance databases, authorities can prioritize maintenance operations based on data-driven insights.


2. Asset management software

Asset management systems enable authorities (Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency to name one) to keep track of the equipment and resources at their disposal. These platforms can schedule, dispatch, and monitor maintenance crews, ensuring optimal allocation of resources.


3. Work management software

Software tools designed for managing work orders can streamline the process of addressing road issues. They allow for the efficient creation, dispatch, and tracking of work orders to clean up specific road sections, repair potholes, and remove debris.


4. Drones and AI for road inspection

Drones equipped with cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities can swiftly inspect roads, identifying areas in need of maintenance. Aerial images can be analyzed using specialized image viewers, allowing for the creation of work orders based on observations made by AI or human eyes. AI-driven software has rapidly advanced and can extensively analyze images to detect potholes, cracks, and other issues, reducing the need for manual inspections. Utilizing aerial images and electric-powered drones is also an eco-friendly alternative to fuel-consuming vehicles that produce significant carbon dioxide emissions.


5. Environmental impact tracking

Software that tracks the environmental impact of road salt and chemicals helps in planning eco-friendly cleanup operations. By analyzing the data collected, maintenance teams can choose more sustainable methods and materials for road maintenance.


6. Public reporting platforms

Mobile and web applications allow citizens to report road conditions in real-time. These platforms can be integrated with the road maintenance systems to create a responsive and community-driven approach to road and street maintenance.


Software tools for road and street maintenance in 2024

Our products cover the mentioned software tools and much more. We have been providing governal authorities, contractors and consultants with cutting-edge technology since 1988, when we first started in the business. Since then, we have seen the rise of web, mobile technology, drones and artificial intelligence (AI). We have embraced  the technological advancements, creating innovative software for our clients in order to assist them with their growth and resource allocation.

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Published by Autori April 12, 2024