How to Utilize 3D Asset Data After a Survey Project?

Asset managers run many different processes at the same time, so the tools need to be efficient and easy to use. Asset management includes everything from planning to finally demolishing the asset, and the life-cycle of a building, for example, can be hundreds of years. That is why GISGRO enables the utilization of 3D survey data and facilitates asset management in every phase of the life-cycle. This article discusses the ways GISGRO can aid in asset management and make your processes digital and efficient.

Analyze the results, do measurements and find critical issues

After the surveyor has done the field work, whether it is hydrographic surveys with sonar or land surveys with lasers or drones, the output is 3D data in some form. The accuracy and other features of the survey depend on the surveyor and the technology used. Traditionally 3D data has been difficult to use, because it requires complicated software knowledge to even open. When the surveyor uses GISGRO for reporting, the end user gets an invitation in their email and gains access to the 3D data easily via web browser without any installations.

In GISGRO you can view the 3D data and analyze it using different measurement tools. Your surveyor may have made some observations to the data, which you can view as a list on the side of the 3D view. They may also have added extra information, like photographs or diver reports to the data. Everything can be easily found, and downloaded as PDF report including all the observations.

Measurements of possible damages, analyses of depths or wall shapes and cross sectioning are good tools to evaluate the severity of observations. GISGRO has a built-in feature which enables the surveyor  to classify observations into one of four categories, so the primary evaluation may already be done.

Plan the procedures, prioritize, and make budgets

GISGRO Asset Manager license is free for the first two weeks, and after that you can choose from a monthly or annual billing plan. Some surveyors offer predestined license period for their clients during or after the project. With a paid license you can continue to utilize the data in your asset management and get more benefits from the survey results.

The 3D data acts as a great starting point for predictive asset maintenance. There might be some critical damages, which need to be dealt with right away, while some findings might need further examination. With the information from the survey data you can prioritize the operations and make budgets.

Communicate to the stakeholders, and demonstrate the project

Asset management is team work, so good communication is essential for its success. A picture is worth a thousand words so what could be a better way to communicate procedures to your stakeholders, than a visualized 3D model, where everyone can view the situation with their own eyes?

If you are going to present the maintenance plans to the board of directors, explain to the designer the needed expansion, discuss with the dredging company about navigation depths, or guide the diving team to a certain location for a drilling sample -a georeferenced 3D model is the best tool to facilitate communication. You can invite new users to GISGRO with a small license fee and let everyone involved to utilize 3D data in their everyday work.

Enrich the data with added information, and start the digital asset management

Maintenance is the longest phase of a building’s life-cycle. There is a vast amount of information gathered from a building, and usually that information is scattered in different databases and formats. GISGRO is also a database, yet it is also much more. You can combine many kinds of data to the 3D model and have everything from the asset’s technical info to planned maintenance in the same place. You can send work orders straight from GISGRO and archive the previous tasks for your quality management system. You can integrate different external info, for example weather stations or AIS data to GISGRO and use it for daily operations.

As you can see, there are various opportunities to utilize 3D data after a survey project, if you have the right tools. GISGRO is developed by an ambitious team that loves to have feedback about the features and tools you need in your everyday work. We strive to make the platform even better for different industries and are eager to gain your insight on how GISGRO could help with your asset management.

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