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Why You Need a Geospatial Asset Inventory

Knowing the location, material, condition, and context of all your geospatial assets requires full-scale understanding. Without this global and granular view of your assets and infrastructure, it’s difficult to support decisions intended to improve assets, manage maintenance, and more.

Learn some of the most important reasons you need a geospatial asset inventory including emergency management, compliance, and development.

1. Asset locations alone are too limited in detail.

While identifying the location of an asset is essential, it’s not enough for proper evaluation and maintenance planning when material, condition, and context are left out. Geospatial technology such as Mobile LiDAR, delivers massive amounts of asset data quickly and accurately. This data is critical for optimizing asset lifecycles, pinpointing infrastructure needs, and budgeting public improvements.

2. Geospatial information integrates into existing systems.

The need to share data with many collaborators and managers has exploded as companies merge databases, share information, and combine research. Easily accessible geospatial asset data helps various departments, organizations, and stakeholders access the data they need to leverage asset insights and optimize its operations and maintenance programs.

3. Asset inventories serve many needs, functions, and organizations.

Data is a renewable resource. Once collected, your asset information can be used and extracted for new, increasingly useful applications. With the source data and extracted assets, various partners, agencies, and departments can benefit:

Moreover, to gain access, these participating organizations can share costs, furthering your budget’s reach.

4. Advanced technologies offer value and savings.

LiDAR technology and aerial collection capture large amounts of data while saving time and money on staffing crews to survey the land. Mobile and compact, these collection methods can extract asset data in mere hours and days rather than the weeks or months it might take less experienced, equipped teams on the ground.

5. Observe conditions and assets remotely.

With the data PILLAR captures for clients using Mobile LiDAR and imagery, engineers and crews can see and explore the field without stepping foot out of the office. Without the need to deploy a professional to report conditions, decision-makers can simply determine the best courses of action to save time, resources, and energy.

Automate and Streamline Asset Inventory Collection

Though some organizations and professionals struggle to coordinate such an inventory, others have found success with automated extraction methods, time-efficient technologies, and data integration abilities.

PILLAR, for example, uses automated collection and extraction processes that save time while informing maintenance and operations. Even after collecting your assets with next-generation technology (AFES, or Automatic Feature Extraction Systems), we can integrate your data within your existing GIS software.

Give your organization the complete picture of your assets and share your budgetary costs with other departments to save money and do the public good.

Contact us at or (276) 223-0500 to discuss your assets with an expert in geospatial technology.