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Incident Location Tool for TraCS 10 What You Should Know About ILT 5 Dan Gieseman Location Systems Development Manager Institute for Transportation Iowa.

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1 Incident Location Tool for TraCS 10 What You Should Know About ILT 5 Dan Gieseman Location Systems Development Manager Institute for Transportation Iowa State University

2 ILT 5 Current Release Notes 01 ILT 5 is deployed exclusively with TraCS 10. Supports Point and Click mapping of incidents in TraCS. ILT 5 has progressed from Beta Release to Production stability. Current version number is TraCS 10 requires ILT location on some forms. Currently deployed as part of a limited TraCS 10 rollout. Coming Soon to an agency near you!

3 ILT Functionality Overview 02 Users of ILT 5 locate using the ILT “Puck”. Be familiar with these common ILT Functions: – Location – Snapping – Measuring – Labeling – GPS Guidance – Auto-Panning – Inset Map – Map Control Buttons - Zoom In/Out, Full View, etc Finders are being added – Currently there is a GPS Map Location Finder.

4 Anatomy of the Locator Puck 03 US 0069/GRAND AVE and 24TH ST352 FT NAV MEAS SNAP LABEL Measure Distance Location Description NAV MEAS SNAP LABEL Manual Locate Reticule Locate Incident Button Snap On/Off Label On/OffMeasure On/Off GPS On/Off Grip Point

5 Incident Location Tool: User Interface 04 The Locator “Puck” Map Control Buttons

6 A Closer Look: ILT Basic Functions 05

7 In-Depth: Snapping Illustrated 06 Snapping records Incident here. Snap Tolerance (old way): Preset Fixed Distance. Snap Tolerance (new way): Dynamic based on Map Extent. User positions puck here. This Distance is called Snap Tolerance. A Roadway Network

8 What Exactly is Dynamic Snap Tolerance? 07 Snap Tolerance is Whatever this Distance is on the current Map Extent.

9 More on ILT GPS Guidance 08 User can move Puck OR GPS can guide the Puck! ILT 5 Auto-Detects GPS Feed on any Serial Port. – Technically Speaking: Any Real or Virtual COM Port NMEA Sentences at , N, 1 Be Aware: GPS is Subject to Atmospheric Interference. Be Aware: GPS does NOT fit roadway maps perfectly. However: GPS alongside Snapping yields high Location Accuracy!

10 A Closer Look: ILT GPS Guidance 09

11 Attention Admins: ILT 5 Can Receive Web Updates! 10 Sub-System is called ILT Version Update Server Maintains system code AND mapping via Web Updates. Constant network connectivity is NOT required. ILT software and maps are Version Fingerprinted (Build IDs). Update files are packaged and compressed for transfer. Offline Mode is supported (e.g. via USB or CD). Control is tunneled in HTTP and Data transfer uses FTP.

12 Version Update Architecture 11

13 A Closer Look: ILT Version Update Server 12

14 13 THANK YOU! Dan Gieseman


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