Maintaining complete vegetation management program records across multiple databases and systems can be challenging for electricity transmission and distribution network owners. But in the face of complex and changing regulations, it is critical to record and access detailed and accurate records on historical activities.

Geomatic Technologies’ Field Mobile Computing (FMC) software was developed to provide efficient field operations and data capture and its Vegetation Management System (VMS) module is specifically for vegetation management in electricity network environments.

VMS has been used in the electricity sector for more than 15 years and has been a proven performer during this time.

The module can operate as a stand-alone system or in conjunction with existing infrastructure and can be deployed rapidly into existing ICT environments or hosted by Geomatic Technologies to completely relieve organisations of integration complexities.

VMS users benefit from greater visibility of field operations with added functionality around:

  • Scheduling works to contractors
  • Setting standard work procedures
  • Monitoring work progress
  • Carrying out auditing of works.

VMS also offers comprehensive reporting as a management tool and to comply with external reporting requirements. Dashboards and reports highlight conformance with KPIs to give confidence in vegetation programs at a glance, while alerts and escalation rules provide timely warnings about possible service level breaches.

Geomatic Technologies’ Vegetation Management Solution module drives value through:

  • Capturing data and defects relating to each asset and work activity including photos, defect records, GIS data and work history
  • Scheduling and maintaining cutting crews so that the right crew is assigned to the right job
  • Delivering real-time reports on work progress
  • Assessment of contractor performance through KPI reporting and desktop auditing
  • Automation of procedures on field crew mobility devices to ensure compliance
  • Integration with LiDAR for assessments and visualisation

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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