KM2ME is an application that calculates a user’s current corridor location as a kilometrage reference based on their GPS location.
The newly developed application for iOS consolidates vast amounts of data including updated reference data into a scalable, modern and user-friendly view that enables users to quickly and efficiently locate themselves in relation to the kilometrage posts mapped along the network. Information about tracks nearby including nearby kilometrage posts can be gained through the app, with GPS location updating every ten seconds for precise positioning.
The app also allows users to capture and tag photos with location information including GPS references and kilometrage information, and measure the distance travelled. This information can then be sent back to the office via the app to assist with logging and determining future maintenance. Longitude and latitude coordinates can also be viewed and recorded for organisations such as emergency services to locate users.
Adopting agile methodologies, the Spatial Vision team worked closely with the ARTC at every stage to build and adapt the solution to fit their requirements. In the process, the team underwent significant research and development to create a solution that would efficiently bring together the large quantities of data into a high-speed application.