Resources Save Clients’ Time
Privatization of ODA eliminates the need for DOT to be involved in the time-consuming, day-to-day operation of this non-transportation-related, yet vital program. While our staff takes care of ODA details, Cardno TBE enables DOTs to focus on their primary mission of moving people and goods. Our inspectors utilize numerous resources to aid in the analysis of existing sign conformity and the permitting of proposed sign locations.These resources include:
Customized vehicles chosen for ground clearance and fuel efficiency
GPS equipment to obtain billboard longitude and latitude
Laser guns to calculate pavement edge, distance off right-of-way, sign face size and height of sign structure
Digital cameras to capture sign images and feed this data into laptop computer databases
Survey teams to provide more precise measurements as needed
Cross-trained staff in offices throughout the company lend assistance, reducing travel time and expenses when ODAs are in remote locations
Electronic Distance Measuring Instrument to establish mile posts and feature distances
GIS Asset Management
Cardno TBE has a solid core of managers, programmers, analysts, trainers and technicians who have worked together for more than 15 years on GIS Management, Support Services and Applications Development projects. This GIS Group consists of 11 staff members who build desktop and Web-based applications using ESRI’s ArcMAP, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, or ArcPAD using ORACLE and MS SQL to complement infrastructure asset management software, inventorying or geodatabase development / maintenance processes.
With these applications, our staff is able to collect billboard data and then integrate, edit, analyze and organize it to provide you with a complete up-to-date inventory. This inventory can be managed and formatted to match your databases. This process will save you time in assessing your inventory databases and readily identify shortcomings in your current ODA requirements.
Cardno TBE has ESRI-certified staff that can create a non-proprietary inventory database for your organization. The GIS / GPS inventory deliverables include:
Raw GPS data in SSF file format
Corrected GPS data in COR file format
Updated ESRI ArcGIS file