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Carbon County, Utah’s use of Spike combined with Collector for ArcGIS for signage inventory was detailed in Esri’s quarterly publication of ArcNews. In the past, it used to take Carbon County’s road team six months to conduct an inventory of 1,500 signs—and it cost the county approximately $50,000 each year.
After successfully implementing Collector with Spike, the road team was able to collect data on 322 signs per day, which amounts to 1,610 per week. What once cost $50,000 now costs $5,000. That amounts to a staggering 568 percent return on investment (ROI) for Carbon County’s most recent sign inventory.
According to Mellissa Lasslo, a GIS specialist within Carbon County’s GIS department, implementing Collector and Spike together has significantly impacted how the GIS and road departments capture field data. “With this new process combining Collector for ArcGIS with Spike, we have been able to collect, measure, and store our data more efficiently,” said Lasslo. “We have saved time and money. Now we can have multiple people collecting and editing data at the same time.”
ArcNews reaches more than 900,000 prospects interested in Esri-related geographic information system (GIS) technology, software, data, and services. ArcNews has the largest circulation of any GIS publication and contains informative articles for Business professionals, land planners, engineers, cartographers, academics, geographers, and others who use GIS software and data.
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Roberto Avila, Ph.D. GIS Applications & Data Services Unit Manager with the Colorado Department of Transportation, spoke with Susan Smith from GISCafe Voice about their recent pilot of Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS and Spike.
According to Avila, “with a snap of the phone, you can measure in real time, height, weight, area, length, target location. Being able to record dimensions on the spot and share a photo with measurements makes it ideal for estimates for commercial and real estate projects, as well as facilities or assets.”
GISCafe.com is a digital news publication and web portal focused on providing GIS industry news.
Read the full article here from the interview with Roberto Avila, CDOT GIS Applications and Data Services Unit Manager.
Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) use of Spike with Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS mobile app was profiled in the publication Route Fifty. CDOT implemented Spike with Survey123 to collect and measure signs and other physical assets along state roadways.
This integrated solution eliminated the danger involved with the agencies’ employees working near traffic. According to CDOT and Esri, “every state has thousands of signs alone typically inventoried on paper, so Spike is optimizing planning and budgeting workflows while creating photo-verifiable records of assets.”
Route Fifty is a digital news publication from Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Media Group, which focus on technology and innovation at the state and local level.
Read the full article here from the interview with Roberto Avila, CDOT GIS Applications and Data Services Unit Manager, and Ismael Chivite, Esri product management lead.