Positional Accuracy Improvement (PAI)
Improve the positional accuracy of your location data
Today, accurate location data is vital across all industries and applications. Our PAI solution, using our rules-based approach and powerful algorithms, ensures data is positioned accurately, without the need to spend vast sums re-surveying or manually adjusting data sets. Shift vectors intelligently move data in a consistent automated way, allowing you to easily re-align your data to a new base map, or apply new positional information to existing assets and features.
Using our easily configurable and adaptable rules-based algorithms, powered by 1Integrate, access ready-to-use algorithms to generate, evaluate, and apply those shifts to your data.
Using a no-code approach allows the algorithms to be used without changes, or easily enhanced to exactly match your specific requirements.
Accessing our solution in the cloud removes the risk and costs of establishing hardware on premise, while still allowing this as an option for those that need it.
Our rules-based approach allows for the analysis, refinement and testing of positional accuracy improvement in isolation before integration into wider automated workflows, minimising disruption to ongoing operations.
Pre-configured solutions exposed through 1Data Gateway allow you to enforce data quality before it enters your systems, pushing the potential disruption and cost of data correction back to suppliers, while giving you the power to monitor supply quality through the use of dashboards.
Whether you supply your own shift vectors or use our algorithms to infer them, our solution provides algorithms for evaluating the shift vectors to highlight areas that may need attention before they are used, removing or reducing costly rework and correction cycles.
Our algorithms are able to match features within your data sets to infer a set of shift vectors, determining the adjustments required for every feature or vertex in order to align it to a more accurate position.
Applying the shift vectors, we use a unique triangulation-based approach coupled with contextual awareness, to move data intelligently while maintaining the all-important topological connections within your data so that it is still useable by your organisation and users after processing.
Historically, asset data has been mapped to align to a base data mapping product that was captured to the level of accuracy available at that time.
Inaccuracy becomes a problem when base data has subsequently been more accurately captured, but asset data has not been kept in line. There is a similar problem when asset data is nearly accurate, but is being recaptured as maintenance works are undertaken.
The problem remains the same; how to align asset data to a new known accurate set of data in the cheapest, quickest and most reliable way.
Our solution makes use of 1Integrate via 1Data Gateway, providing cloud or on-premise hosting of a de-centralised PAI transformation process. 1Data Gateway allows users to submit data through a secure portal where the 1Integrate rules engine takes control of automatically validating the data - at source - to ensure its completeness, quality and reliability.
Several project types are available for PAI in 1Data Gateway. You can positionally improve data using pre-existing shift vectors or supply base data sets, letting the solution infer shift vectors for you. Additionally, projects can be used to analyse shift vectors for anomalies and outliers, ready for correction. 1Data Gateway also handles post processing steps, with projects designed to report on the state of data, pre and post movement.
Our solution automatically improves the positional accuracy of your data sets without compromising your underlying topological and feature relationships.
It provides a flexible approach, allowing users the choice to influence the processing or choose to allow the solution to automatically exclude anomalies and process only known good data.
It provides a standard, repeatable approach, whereby once shift vectors are generated these can be re-applied to any other appropriate data set without needing to regenerate them.
The result is a hassle free, efficient, reliable automated process that can work in the background, quietly improving your data.
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