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Railways

A geographic information system (GIS) provides a unique overview of your infrastructure. This will help you to identify the equipment which is in most urgent need of maintenance, the environmental impact of a proposed new line, or information about passengers and capacity, both now and in the future.

GIS is more than the visualisation of your own data on maps. It contributes to a better flow of information, sharing of knowledge and interaction, both internally and externally. The result is a more efficient management and future development of the railway network.

Provides a unique overview

Maps provide a unique overview of resources, facilities and assets which complements any additional systems for administration, operation and maintenance. With maps, it is easier to find and secure information concerning your infrastructure by means of easy-to-use internet or mobile applications. Maps allow you to compile your data with other themes, such as traffic situations, weather conditions, the risk from natural hazards, etc. A map can help you find new causal connections, such as how and why some equipment has higher-than-average rates of failure or maintenance costs.

More effective development processes

Our solutions quickly identify the consequences of constructing a new rail line by identifying potential conflicts with wildlife, conservation areas, cultural heritage sites, natural hazards, population, etc. Discovering this at an early stage contributes to a more efficient planning process and improved dialogue with affected parties. Simple interactive maps of new development projects will ensure that all concerned parties are able to access the same information in a visual and intuitive way. The map does not only enable the effective sharing of information, but also works as a resource for interaction for the participants in the project. Users can sketch in proposals for changes, update data, identify conflicts or challenges directly on the map, and make sure that this information immediately becomes available to everybody.

Anticipates future transport needs

Our maps and analysis tools show you where the demand for public transport is greatest, both today and in the future. Our solutions make use of population statistics and analyses of transport networks (e.g. roads, railways, public transport, etc.) that make it possible to evaluate passengers' accessibility to stations and sections of railway line. Together with maps that show the existing capacity of the rail network, this represents an important element of the strategic and development process.

Better dialogue with the public

Maps can contribute to a passenger having a better travel experience, from the planning stage right though until the end of the journey. It is important to provide the traveller with better and more up-to-date information concerning, for example, whereabouts the train is at any given time, which parts of the route have good mobile-signal coverage, the location of the toilets at the station, what can be seen from the carriage window at any given time, or what there is to do or see at the final destination.

Reduces the carbon footprint and minimises risk

Maps provide you with an overview of your environmental impact; for example, by identifying conflicts between the infrastructure and local flora and fauna. Potential collisions with wildlife or interfering with the migration routes of fish (by interfering in waterways) can be identified and provide a correct factual basis for planned preventive measures. Similarly, the maps can be used to minimise the risk of natural damage by means of the collection of avalanche and landslide data, thematic maps for flooding and avalanche, analyses of other natural events (preparedness), etc.

Contact us

  • Knut Fredrik Sæther

    Knut Fredrik Sæther

    Key Account Manager

    Tel.: +47 971 90 091