Red Hen Systems Inc. is offering a way to accurately categorize road conditions and linear miles.
The Road Assessment Kit (RAK) can be installed and operated for assessing roads, bridges, curbs, sidewalks, signs and more.
The all-in-one system uses real-time video geotagging with Red Hen’s patented video mapping system, the VMS-333. The VMS-333 connects to a GPS receiver and camera or video recorder to automatically geotag photos, videos and audio notes with GPS coordinates.
The data can then be analyzed in Google Earth with isWhere, Red Hen’s geospatial media mapping software, which provides a track log of the route traversed. Data can also be mapped in Esri ArcMap.
The survey hardware can be moved from one vehicle to another in 30 minutes or less and is suitable for routine vehicle operation in between annual road surveys.
Using GoPro cameras, the kit can capture up to four views with GPS data points in a single data collect.