data maintenance and management services to County Highway departments.
Using GIS In Your Job
Some benefits of using GIS in your Work:
- Save money and making more informed decisions.
- Work more efficiently
- Develop an asset management plan for all of your highway assets.
- Have the ability to preserve, share, and pass on your knowledge to others
- Be able to better communicate highway issues and projects with your staff, elected officials, contractors, and engineering firms.
Convert your paper maps and what’s stored in your head into a more permanent digital record.
WTH has over 20 years of experience in working with County Highway Departments to convert their existing highway information into searchable and editable GIS layers for roads, bridges, culverts, signs, road easements, road easements, and PASER Assessments.
Collect accurate asset locations in the field.
WTH’s Think GIS software interfaces with Trimble GNSS products for accurate and precise asset location in the field. Collected points can entered directly into your GIS map.
Integrate your local highway data with available State and County aerial photos and GIS layers.
WTH builds maps for Highway Departments that include the most accurate and current available County and State aerial photography, LiDAR elevation data, water and floodplain maps, parcel maps, and other useful GIS layers.
GIS can be used in all phases of highway construction from initial site survey and land acquisition, preserving photographs associated with a project, to recording costs and other related contractor information.
GIS Products and Services
WTH has developed a full line of GIS products that can be used by Highway Departments in the office or in the field, on desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Some of our products can provide mapping services with an Internet connection, and others can work offline where an Internet connection is weak or unavailable.
Same of the WTH GIS products that are used by utilities include the following:
Think GIS Editor – Think GIS Editor provides the ability create data layers and information fields for each of your highway assets. The software includes tools for measuring elevation and includes a basic work order tool. Think GIS Editor can be used in the office and in the field, works offline and online, and can interface with Trimble GNSS receivers for accurate field asset location.
Think GIS User – Think GIS User is for laptop viewing and works offline where Internet connections are weak.
ThinkGIS.com – ThinkGIS.com is a cloud based version of Think GIS that allows for viewing the location and attributes of highway assets on any computer device that has an Internet connection including smart phones and tablets.
Think Library – Think Library can store a Highway Department’s scanned plans, specifications, photos, and videos, as georeferenced files in an online database that can be accessed in the office or in the field based on their geographic association with a utility asset.Think AVL – Think AVL is Automatic Vehicle Location software that can track up to 1,000 vehicles of different types and display them on your Think GIS map. A Highway Department can know where its equipment is at any given time and set notifications for speed limits and service area boundaries.