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MISalt for
Highway Authorities

An application to help you deploy your Winter Maintenance fleet effectively

Winter Maintenance is a vital task for those Local Authorities with highway responsibilities. Sudden changes in weather make it essential to be able to deploy salting vehicles efficiently and effectively. Equally, financial constraints mean that it is important to make best use of personnel, vehicles and materials.

With this in mind, CDR Group has developed MISalt. This is a MapBasic application running within MapInfo Professional® that greatly facilitates the creation of detailed route maps and route cards for vehicles involved in salting operations. In addition MISalt generates waypoint files that can easily be exported to SatNav devices and utilised to provide navigational and operational instructions to vehicle operators.

MISalt equips route planners with a number of tools to help in creating and updating comprehensive route maps. MISalt provides detailed validation of each route, and calculates statistics – estimated time, estimated payload and the all-important ratio of salting distance to dead running distance. Further functionality is provided to assess the completeness or otherwise of the salting coverage even when multiple routes from multiple depots are involved.

MISalt has great flexibility allowing the user to utilise a range of vector and raster data as background mapping. The user can also specify the basis of their route planning – be this a Street Gazetteer or other suitable road network.

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Key Functionality

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Route planners will be amazed by how quickly they can work!

MISalt is easily configured to suit your own file structure and network.  A simple text file allows you to specify individual file locations for background map files (raster or vector), street gazetteers, route files and depot files.

Installation System Requirements

MISalt requires MapInfo Professional® version 8.5 or above.  MISalt does not have any additional system requirements above the minimum set for MapInfo Professional.  Once installed, MISalt will take up less than 350Kb of hard disk storage.  Note that MISalt can import and export ESRI shape files

Support and Training

CDR provides technical support and training for both MISalt and MapInfo Professional.  CDR can import your existing route data (both paper and electronic) into MISalt for you, and provide full validation.

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