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Florida's Turnpike Enterprise Streamlines Asset Management With GeoMedia WebMap Professional 03.20.2003

TEAMS integrates legacy system data with spatial asset data to improve budgeting and operations.

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions announced that Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, a division of the Florida Department of Transportation, is utilizing GeoMedia WebMap Professional as the Web-based geographic information system (GIS) component for its Turnpike Enterprise Asset Management System (TEAMS). National multi-discipline consulting firm PBS&J partnered with Intergraph to design, develop, and implement TEAMS.

Implementing TEAMS provided a comprehensive, Web-based asset management system that inventories and manages the maintenance and replacement of Turnpike Enterprise's $3.6 billion (U.S.) in capital assets - an inventory that rivals that of a small municipality in size and diversity. With assets including 449 centerline miles of pavement and nearly 1,200 structures, Turnpike Enterprise needed a system that provided employees with integrated desktop access to data related to asset inventory; historical, current, and projected conditions; renewal and replacement; and budget development.

With this type of information now readily available on a centralized system, Turnpike Enterprise can improve forecasting for capital expenditures and periodic maintenance by:

  • planning and budgeting more accurately
  • providing quicker service and response to questions by staff, management, and patrons
  • precisely accounting for assets
  • storing and retrieving pertinent details about the assets
  • proactively developing prudent maintenance and replacement programs

The system provides Turnpike Enterprise with digital geo-referenced databases of assets. One of the key features of the system is the seamless integration of standard reporting capabilities and mapping. In addition, TEAMS gives users data access and analysis capabilities through a map interface. Through a typical "browser-like" graphical user interface, users can define the extent and content of a report or produce a map to capture their requested information.

After an extensive evaluation of industry-leading, Web-based GIS, Intergraph's GeoMedia WebMap Professional was selected for several reasons. GeoMedia WebMap Professional is the only Web-based map visualization tool that enables real-time links to one or more GIS data warehouses for transposing data to maps. GeoMedia technology allows TEAMS to integrate disparate GIS data, including ArcInfo, ArcView, and AutoCAD Map(R), with a newly created Oracle9i(R) database containing spatially represented asset inventory, and without translation. This integrated data is from more than nine existing systems of the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) - Legacy Work Program, Roadway Characteristics Inventory, and Bridge Management Systems. Additionally, GeoMedia WebMap Professional offers application development and customization capabilities to handle the performance scalability requirements of an entire enterprise of DOT users.

Commenting on the selection of Intergraph's GeoMedia WebMap Professional, Jesse Day, senior project manager, TEAMS, said, "The factors that set GeoMedia apart from the competition also provide the greatest benefits to the system. We have yet to hit the 'you just can not do that with this software' barrier."

This week at the GIS for Transportation (GIS-T) Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Intergraph's Transportation Competency Center awarded Turnpike Enterprise the 2003 GeoSpatial Innovations for Transportation Award in recognition of the organization's advanced use of geospatial solutions.

The TEAMS application will be featured at GeoSpatial World 2003, May 19 - 21, in New Orleans, La. A presentation by Jesse Day will be given on Wednesday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. For more information about this presentation and GeoSpatial World, visit

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