PMS Mobile Applications – LGMA

Compass Informatics develop mobile application survey tools for the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA).

This was part of a long term strategy for improving the quality and availability of road infrastructure asset data.


About The LGMA

The LGMA is a state agency of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, primarily funded by local authorities.

The LGMA work collaboratively with all 31 local authorities to support the coordinated and cost-effective delivery of local government services and policy.

They also help local authorities to implement change and enhance performance.



Project Requirement

Keeping the database of Ireland’s road infrastructure up to date with current data in a consistent format can be a challenge, particularly when input is required from many sources.

As part of a broader programme of work, Compass Informatics were commissioned to develop mobile applications so that surveyors in the field could easily and correctly update asset information.

These apps are easy to use and collect geolocated data that can be uploaded to the LGMA’s pavement management system.

Compass’ Solution – PMS Mobile Applications

PMS (Pavement Management System) applications have been built with Xamarin’s cross-platform development framework.

Xamarin enables developers to build native apps for multiple platforms on a shared C# codebase, using shared IDE, language and APIs.

The four mobile apps have been built over time, incrementally allowing the team to make improvements to the code base with each iteration.

Solution Benefits

The development of these mobile applications enables Local Authorities and independent third parties to collect and provide pavement quality data in a consistent format to Local Authority systems. 

Mobile applications are used to information relating to roads, including: 

  • PSCI – Pavement Survey Condition Index, a standardised quality rating.
  • Speed Limits – for the capture of speed limit changes on roads
  • Footways – for the capture of footpath quality and hazards
  • Works – for the capture of road work locations

About Compass

Compass Informatics is an Irish company providing location technologies and data analytics solutions which enable government and commercial organisations to deliver more efficient operations, protect their assets and meet regulatory requirements.   

Compass Informatics’ services include GIS & Data Analytics, IT Systems Development and Location Technologies and the company has won awards for their innovative solutions and focus on sustainability.

Compass leverages the latest technologies to achieve full-service project delivery including; Big Data Analytics, AI, Cloud, Mobile, GIS and Satellite-based Earth Observation amongst others. 

Compass Informatics  are part of Tracsis Plc.

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