October 30, 2013
In 2013, The Highways Agency’s Asset Management Office commenced a programme of Mobile Mapping System (MMS) Surveys of each of its maintenance areas.
GeoSurvey Solutions (GSS) in partnership with IBI Group was awarded the first task order in November 2012 to provide the Agency with MMS data (imagery, LiDAR and positioning) and a geo-spatially referenced asset inventory for 64 feature types including detailed attributes to the IAM-IS schema. The survey covered maintenance areas 4, 7, 9 and 12 totalling 7,450 Carriageway Km, equating to the largest MMS survey undertaken in the UK to date. The surveying element commenced in December 2012 and was completed by June 2013.
IBI Group were tasked with the MMS collection, as well as consultation on the IAM-IS data schema and provision of its RouteMapper software to GSS and their partners to facilitate the Asset Digitisation. The software was configured to the IAM-IS data standards and updated to provided greater functionality to the digitiser.