As the availability and volume of data to help us understand what is happening or will happen in an agricultural field or orchard continues to grow exponentially, the challenge we now face is how to collect, synthesize and use this data to provide simple and actionable understandings and recommendations for a user.
Winter maintenance workers are often experts at developing familiarity with the roads they maintain because of the many hours spent working those routes. Maintenance workers that are relative beginners, however, will not have had the same experience and exposure.
Making informed travel decisions when the weather makes the roads treacherous can be difficult if you’re not sure whose advice to trust. Luckily, some states have Pathfinder to help travelers understand the weather situation.
Looking for a way to view the road ahead and sub-surface conditions? The heads-up display (HUD) feature in Iteris’ web-based maintenance decision support system (WebMDSS) provides a visual representation of the analyzed and forecast pavement conditions produced by the Highway Condition Analysis and Prediction System (HiCAPS) pavement model.
Nearly every truck in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) fleet of about 800 is now equipped with road weather technology systems, giving drivers real-time data to determine the best course of action during each storm. Several systems work together to gather and share data with each operator and throughout the agency.
With the winter season fast approaching, DTN is excited to announce the addition of a number of new features to our maintenance decision support system, ClearPath Weather.
In the weather industry, there is a lot of buzz around data resolution, usually in the context of numerical weather prediction models that provide the most important input to the weather forecast process.
When trying to determine current and near-term weather conditions, meteorologists rely on three main sources of data: surface observations, radar and satellite. The latter two of these three data sources have seen major technological improvements in the past few years, in turn providing meteorologists with a treasure trove of data that was previously unavailable.
Virginia’s Southwest Virginia Today last week highlighted a recent news conference by the Virginia Department of Transportation, Department of Emergency Management and Virginia State Police, in which the state agencies explained their response to last year’s snow and ice-blocked interstate that left hundreds of vehicles trapped for hours.
Whether you are a new customer or a seasoned pro, you’ll likely have some questions about the full range of features that ClearPath Weather or our web-based maintenance decision support system have to offer, especially as we continue to enhance and update the platform.