SWINDON, U.K., September 28, 2016
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has assisted HS1 Ltd to update its GeoPortal, incorporating a modern thin client, additional datasets and improved query functions. The technical implementation was undertaken by LCR onto a cloud-hosted infrastructure.
The HS1 GeoPortal, built on Hexagon software, assists in the daily management of the high speed rail link from St Pancras International to the Channel Tunnel, allowing internal and external users to access track asset data and respond to and assess planning applications. Integration with Bing Maps Bird’s Eye View helps users view the railway track from an ideal perspective, saving field work time.
External organizations can access the GeoPortal directly or connect to web services, delivering the relevant data in their own geospatial and business systems. HS1 Ltd and LCR have an ongoing plan of additional datasets to include in the GeoPortal, widening the user base and applications of use.
Ben Olney, Planning and Consents Manager at HS1 Ltd, said “The HS1 GeoPortal provides an invaluable mapping resource for our staff and contractors, allowing us to quickly access geographical data and view the infrastructure and adjacent sites. The recent updating has made the system more user friendly, and we look forward to developing additional datasets to assist with the day-to-day running of HS1.”
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s proven, integrated rail solutions help operators balance multiple factors – from safety to capacity to quality of service – to achieve success. Its asset management solutions support networks that carry half of Europe’s heavy rail passengers, while its safety and security solutions protect 5 billion rail passengers a year in North America and Europe.