2015 – ongoing | National Parks – Western and Northern Region
McElhanney was hired to aid in the development of a long-term plan to manage assets within Western and Northern and Eastern Region national parks. This project required a consultant that could provide close cooperation between the engineering, survey, and mapping groups to efficiently collect and assess the various Parks Canada’s assets along the hundreds of kilometres of roads in the regions.
McElhanney’s in house web mapping platform, Vertisee, was used to host all of the relevant project information including current and historical assets, orthophoto, LiDAR and field crew assessments. Mobile GIS applications allowed field crews to check the data hosted in Vertisee and sync their observations back to the project web map. Documents were linked to spatial locations with the most up to date document versions available through the web.
Vertisee allowed the integration of all the project data creating an efficient environment for all project staff to access up to date information.
- Collecting and assessing existing Parks Canada assets
- Ensuring that the data collected was fully attributed and linked to current and historical documents along with CAD drawings and pictures where available.
- Ultimately data collected in the field in combination with Parks Canada’s records was used to create a detailed multi-year asset management plan.
“Vertisee has been an extremely useful tool in compiling all of our data into a user-friendly and intuitive interface for analysis and planning purposes. It provides a single source for up-to-date asset inventory and management information, as well as a holistic view of our operating environment at Parks Canada. It has been instrumental in the delivery of numerous capital projects and asset inspection programs.”
– Dane Petersen, P.Eng, PMP, Project Engineer, Highway Engineering Services, Parks Canada