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Snow mapping

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Abrumley, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Abrumley

    Abrumley Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I want to create nicer easy to read maps for my drivers. I've seen some well done ones in the past but haven't seen or been able to find any software. What do you guys use any suggestions?
     
  2. Abrumley

    Abrumley Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Really no one does computer generated site maps?
     
  3. hyfire39

    hyfire39 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    not sure if this is what your taking about but we make something like this for every property, each equipment operator and sidewalk crew gets one.
     

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  4. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,143

    We make maps for every site. Google earth the property. Save a screen shot. Open it with paint and mark out property lines, sidewalks,snow storage areas, hazards ect..
    We then have a master sheet with all sites. Name of the property, address, city, plow specs, shovel specs, walkway deicer yes or no, lot salt yes or no or when, also any extra notes. Every site is assigned a number. This way if the shovel crews call a building one thing and the plow guy another on time sheets it will always be site 123 or whatever.
     
  5. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    I like the map Idea, that would help a ton!!
     
  6. Abrumley

    Abrumley Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thank you! I'm going with the google earth direction for now. I have seen some other generated maps that were simple black and white outlines of properties that noted all obstacles. Parking blocks. Fuel covers potholes etc. I was really hoping for something for an iPad in PDF form so I could update the maps on site but for now google earth seems the best
     
  7. ddobson

    ddobson Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 29

    There are picture editors for the ipad and android tablets. After editing store the pictures or pdfs online and your crews can access them whenever.
     
  8. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,143

    You were probably seeing site plans for a specific property. Some have them and some do not. I do not know of any sort of data base that would have them. You would need to get them direct from the building owner or Representative.
     
  9. KnowWhereBetter

    KnowWhereBetter Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Using our Android application 'AndSnow' everything is located in one place. The map of the area, the routes that need service, geo-located pictures and labeled points (POIs) on the map that can describe obstacles like raised flanges, bridge decks, railways.... you name it.
    Geo-located pictures and POIs can be set by the driver or pre-populated by us using your information.

    Read more at andsnow.com