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Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Dynamic Panoramic is a column by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. Mr. Stojic is a renowned geospatial industry expert who shares his insights into how geospatial information is increasingly being used to drive critical decisions in organizations of all sizes.

Enhancing Efficiency of Rail Through Geospatial Infrastructure Management Solutions

 
July 11th, 2013 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

Rail infrastructure is arguably the most complex and demanding network to operate.  With the combination of engineering, multiple utility networks, as well as extensive real estate and property assets, effectively maintaining all rail assets can be incredibly daunting.

In addition, as many rail lines are designed to help major companies transport products and raw materials as well as passengers, keeping all assets in top operational shape is imperative.  Better asset condition improves service quality and helps trains run at higher speeds, increasing efficiencies and enhancing revenue.

Intergraph recently hosted a webinar that provided key insights into maintaining rail assets and increasing operational efficiency.  The webinar also explored several Intergraph customer implementations that span asset management, capture, operation, planning, environmental management, and safety.

Intergraph’s tools and processes for smarter asset management in the rail industry emphasize condition and performance, as those factors impact key operational metrics such as capacity, safety, cost, and service quality.

We help rail providers to overcome key challenges by establishing a common reference framework that enables them to combine data from various database and business systems into a single view. This unified map clarifies the information and enables them to see their asset or a job in the context of other asset types, constraints, and any other considerations.

Data must be current and reliable to support operational decisions. This is a challenge in rail due to the extremely large volumes of rapidly changing data. Intergraph’s solutions can use data directly from the source. It can also render data in different representations, something that is a common requirement in rail where engineers may need to work with multiple local survey grids or switch between different network representations from true map views to geo-schematics or full schematics.

To learn more about our support for this very unique vertical market, we highly recommend checking out the archived version of this webinar, which can be accessed here.

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