Duncanville Streets to be Scanned

One of the DTS Mobile Asset Collection (MAC) Vehicles that will be scanning the streets of Duncanville.                               (photo courtesy DTSGIS)

One of the DTS Mobile Asset Collection (MAC) Vehicles that will be scanning the streets of Duncanville. (photo courtesy DTSGIS)

by Scott Hansen

DUNCANVILLE, TX –  The City of Duncanville has enlisted the services of Data Transfer Systems (DTS) to conduct a data collection survey of the city’s streets and alleys.

DTS will send out one or more of its Mobile Asset Collection (MAC) vehicles to collect important data using high resolution photography and ground penetrating radar.

“[This survey] will give the city a lot of data to help us with a maintenance plan before the streets deteriorate to a point where we have to rebuild,” said Duncanville City Manager Kevin Hugman.

The MAC vehicles will employ sophisticated, high resolution imaging to record downward facing images and right of way images. The vans will also record GIS (geographic information systems) data, and profile the condition of the existing pavement surface.

The ground penetrating radar will detect any voids that may be lurking beneath the pavement. This data will find any problems that may require immediate attention as well provide information for future condition assessments for other parts of the city’s infrastructure.

“We may find during this process some streets that have to be rebuilt,” Hugman continued.

The MAC vans are currently conducting an intensive survey of the streets in Arlington. Duncanville will be scanned once the Arlington survey is complete. This takes advantage of the company’s proximity to Duncanville to save on mobilization costs.

Data Transfer Systems, LLC is headquartered in Orlando, Florida and specializes in asset management, geographic information systems, and transportation planning for businesses and governmental bodies across the United States.

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