“Managing a reliable and safe rail corridor is typically performed with insufficient information and limited resources,” according to Bentley Systems. “Compounding the problem is a continuous flood of data.”
Such data is collected from activities such as track inspections, geometry car surveys, rail defect detectors, ground-penetrating radar, rail profile measurements, video surveys, infrared tests, asset surveys, work records, train movement, wayside detectors, and more. “Data is expensive to collect, often difficult to access and interpret, and your decisions are only as good as the information you have,” Bentley notes. “Converting this vast, continuous, and varied stream of data into management intelligence that is useful for developing a prioritized plan to optimize maintenance-of-way resources is a significant challenge.”
Bentley’s free On Demand Tech Talk, From Data to Information: How to Use Big Data to Maximize Rail ROI, offers real world examples of “how Big Data and the 5 ‘Vs’: Volume, Velocity, Veracity, Variety and Value, can help you reuse data to maximize investment, ensure quality and accuracy to improve decision support, and integrate systems and processes to achieve return on investment.”
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