PAVER Field Inspector™ is the new PAVER™ companion software that takes advantage of GIS/ GPS state of the art technology as well as innovative graphics to facilitate pavement inspection using handheld computer tablets.
The program allows the user to identify his location on a pavement network map displayed on his/her tablet computer. As the user clicks on the section to be inspected, the program already knows all the section information and the user is ready for immediate data entry. As the user is entering pavement distress data, the PCI is being calculated and displayed to the inspector in real time and the program has built significant data entry validation tools to identify errors before they are recorded.
When inspecting concrete pavement, the program allows the user to generate graphics of the individual concrete panels (slabs) and record identified distresses on each slab. These graphics are stored with the inspection and can be viewed later. When inspection is completed, the program generates an error free XML file for import into PAVER.
The program has wide applications especially for agencies with more than one evaluation team where each team is assigned to inspect different parts of the airfield and the data are later imported into the main copy of PAVER™.