Our field data collection takes place on tablet computers running Microsoft Windows 10. The software for the data collection was created and programmed by VentureSum specifically for pole attachment and streetlight inventories. Written in MapInfo’s MapXtreme SDK, VentureSum’s “PoleVault” software integrates seamlessly with most industry standard GIS platforms including MapInfo, ESRI, Microstation, AutoCad, etc. GPS capability is integrated with the data collection software, allowing the capture of GPS signals from virtually any receiver, regardless of the accuracy level required.
The PoleVault data collection program has a built-in quality assessment module. The QC function of the program accumulates Pass/Fail marks during quality assessment and automatically produces a formal report of the event on-site, which gets preserved along with the other project data.