Video survey vehicle can be used to map streets

Yotta has launched a new video survey vehicle that can use technology to map street-related assets.

The YAV02 has been specifically designed to operate in often challenging urban environments capturing geographically accurate asset inventory at normal traffic speeds; reducing data collection costs and minimising the impact of surveying operations on other roads users.

Rochdale Borough Council will be one of the first customers to benefit from the new specification survey solution. Using the YAV02 Yotta will capture video survey of 130 kilometres of principal and classified roads from which assets such as pedestrian guard rails, safety fences and road markings will be extracted. This data, together with the raw video images, will be used in the council’s visualised asset management platform also supplied by Yotta. Using the Horizons software Rochdale will be able to improve decision making and inform whole government accounting reports.

“We previously had a video survey from Yotta back in 2009 so the time had come to update the data,” commented Peter O’Gorman, team leader for highway maintenance at Rochdale Council. “The new specification offered by the YAV02 will allow for greater efficiencies in data capture as well as improved quality and accuracy.”

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