Constructing and managing vital transportation assets is challenging in difficult environments spread over vast geographic areas. With aerial positioning solutions, route planning software, GIS integration and mobile work force management, Trimble provides a vast array of innovative location based solutions for planning, construction, monitoring and maintenance of these vital links.
For pipeline route planning potential corridors can be accurately recorded and the terrain elevation determined with Trimble geospatial solutions, such as aerial mapping, LIDAR and mobile data capture. The data provides information for cost-effective planning and analysis by optimizing routes, creating sections, aligning plot boundaries.
Trimble Corridor Analyst facilitates selection of pipeline routes by weighing multiple factors such as the natural environment; the built environment; wetlands; land cover; and land owner impact, and cost, just to name a few. This methodology promotes early stakeholder involvement and buy-in, shortening the planning and permitting cycle and thus shortening the entire process.
Trimble offers advanced solutions for public and private sector surveyors performing boundary and cadastral surveying associated with pipeline route creation. Advanced surveying instruments such as GNSS / GPS systems and optical total stations enable fast and accurate data collection. Information is managed and processed on powerful Trimble data collectors or office software, or can be transferred to CAD, design and GIS packages.
Trimble solutions cover all aspects of location based requirements for pipeline construction, from preliminary stakeout to earthworks to final as-builts and surface finishing. Surveying solutions using GNSS and total station technologies provide precise locations for the definition of centerlines, right of ways and capturing final as-built conditions. Trimble machine control systems allow for smarter, faster and more profitably earthworks. Alignment and grade laser systems ensure productivity for construction and layout.
Trimble offers a range of solutions for the capture of asset information in the field. Solutions are configurable to workflow designs with automated field data collection using GPS, barcode scanning, digital image capture, digital sketching and electronic signature capture, which can be integrated into GIS packages. RFID technologies can be utilized for more advanced asset tracking systems, such as tagging pipe welds and joins. Trimble aerial mapping, LIDAR and 3D scanning technologies can be utilized for large scale inspection, deformation, change detection monitoring and maintenance programs.
Trimble Asset Management solutions provide visibility to field activity that enables companies to effectively manage numerous assets, increase workflow productivity and reduce costs. Fleet Management solutions are a productivity tool with solid return-on-investment that enable high customer satisfaction with minimum capital asset costs, lower environmental impact and increased employee productivity.