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Collecting data for better roads, faster emergency response

Hemet enhances emergency preparedness and preventative maintenance planning with Cartegraph Data Collection services

DUBUQUE, IOWA — Cartegraph, the leading provider of data collection services for local governments, is pleased welcome the City of Hemet, CA to its client roster. The City has enlisted Cartegraph to collect data for all City assets located in public right-of-ways.

The Cartegraph Data Collection team will use 360-degree street-level imagery technology to inventory assets on every street within Hemet city limits. The imagery captured will be used to create an accurate GIS mapping of City assets, including street lights, street signs, trees, storm drain inlets, water hydrants, manholes, and valves.

“Instant access to this type of mapped information is invaluable when emergencies occur and will help us expedite response in those situations,” said Kris Jensen, Public Works Director. “With our current staffing levels, it would take the City more than five years to produce what the Cartegraph team can deliver in five months.”

In addition to right-of-way asset imagery, the project will also produce a citywide pavement condition inspection captured via Cartegraph’s state-of-the-art road profiling technology. The results of the pavement inspection will assist the Public Works and Engineering Departments in more efficiently planning street maintenance, obtaining alternative funding for maintenance costs, and establishing operating budget needs in the future.

”City staff is very excited about this project as it will provide the most comprehensive inventory of our assets and streets that the City has ever had,” said Jensen. “The information collected will tie directly into our current work order system, allowing us to create a linked work history for each asset in real time.”

The data collection project began on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The imagery collection portion of the project is expected to take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. 

Hemet, CA occupies approximately 27 square miles in Riverside County's San Jacinto Valley, about 45 miles west of Palm Springs. As of 2012, the City of Hemet was home to more than 80,000 residents.