The Role of GIS in Enhancing the Pavement Management System
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have being used for several decades for its practicality in all aspects of applied sciences, engineering applications and governmental works as well as applications in private sector. GIS offers an ease of applicability to the works that can take immense amount of time to perform manually. Although, building a GIS network requires a lot of monetary investment at the initial stage, the investment pays off in a very short time. Pavement management systems (PMS) is a program for developing the quality and execution of road by top management mechanism. Thus Geographical Information Systems (GIS), with their spatial investigation abilities, coordinate the land idea of the street systems, they are viewed as the most suitable devices to improve Pavement management (PM) the activities, with highlights, for instance, graphical view of road condition. Today, most of the widely used online road networks are essentially based on GIS which allows users to forecast various properties along the pavement networks. In this paper, it will be aimed at showing the most critical benefits of using Geographical Information Systems in Pavement Management Systems. A comparative work is being planned such as showing some applications of PMS by performing it manually and automatically with GIS. Also, applications of the tools for pavement management systems that are adopted world widely such as pavement condition index (PCI) will be highlighted with a special focus on the integration with GIS.
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