Transport Infrastructure

Transport Infrastructure

The Authorities that manage the road assets require a road cadastre for the activities of organization of the roads network and for the definition of maintenance programs of roads and roads elements.

The solution, developed by ARCADIA SIT, in accordance with the new Highway Code and the related Ministerial Decrees, operates through a database that collecting data of all road elements and signs both vertical and horizontal, by storing the information of the detail of each item.

The management of this information is facilitate using geographical instruments to define  maintenance planning of road network and signs, including installation, replacement and restoration of road, with features targeted research on the condition of road, the laying period, etc.

Is also possible verify the compliance with the rules define for road signs, as: distance from the crossings and the road boundary, readability, interference (eg billboards that hide the signs, …).

The solution allows the consultation, visualization, research and real-time updating of the signs and the data associated with them, listed below:

  • Multiuser management web based of cartographic elements
  • Map navigation tools (zoom, pan, overview), measuring instruments (areal and linear)
  • Research by type of signal, the expiration date, …
  • Consultation with customized data sheets (with management of documents, photos, links, …)
  • Selection of base map as background to the road elements
  • Selection of a road to produce of elements list of pertaining signs

The road elements and signs can be represented on a map-based reference:

1) to have a general orientation of the territory:

  • Orthophotos
  • Topographic DB

2) to have a direct correlation with the elements of viability:

  • Road surface
  • Road axis
  • Road name

To these information layers are associated size of the roadway, type of coverage, state of the coverage, so that in addition to providing the reference base for road signs are themselves active layers to know the primary elements of the system road conditions.

The solution starts from the information existing or detected in field, with topographic instruments; in both cases the data is imported and structured into the management system, enhancing the characteristics information and providing for the integration of any data gaps, simplification and standardization of redundant or inhomogeneous information.


The signals are displayed in the legend in functional classes allowing a representation by category, using appropriate symbols depending of the scale display.

Querying signals, user can view the information stored into the database using custom form, like the one shown, for example, in the following figures:

Are handled signals laid on a single support, in case of more signals to become superimposed is possible to identify and open more descriptive forms simultaneously or choose from a list the signal on which do data consultation.

For each element user can attach images or documents in different formats; such documentary information are organized neatly in the fact sheets and viewed directly online together with other information.

This function makes possible to record visual details and technical documentation associating to each element.

In the maintenance phase, user can update the database of the elements, directly in field via PDA or tablet.

As for the vertical road signs user can map all horizontal markings elements.


Also for horizontal road markings are associated to each element in the database descriptive information, images and technical documents that allow user to have all the data available under consultation and analysis.