GIS has numerous applications in the transport sector

Applications from collecting traffic data to spatial & statistical analysis. GIS can brilliantly combine and assess data relating to physical features such as topography, road and utility networks, along with land use and socio-economic information.

GIS is a tool for the display, analysis, and management of spatial information. It’s increasingly used by many businesses, organisations and authorities for better asset management and enhanced decision making. GIS can create and use spatial datasets to visually represent relationships, connections, trends and data patterns that can’t be shown with spreadsheets or maps.

In the transport sector, GIS supports engineering and policy decisions and scheme design processes by providing highly accurate information. It can be used for traffic data collection; traffic surveys; data management and analysis; spatial and statistical analysis; and data presentation. GIS can also be used for display purposes, as an analysis tool, and to aid information management. 

Our data team is committed to technical and professional excellence and offers our clients and project sponsors smart GIS solutions that are fit for purpose. Through GIS, SPSS and Access, we can deliver efficient and cost effective results.

Our analysts have developed a suite of spatial analysis techniques to support engineering design, transport planning, accident and traffic data. By using a combination of GIS software, databases and SPSS we can offer a comprehensive tool kit for data analysis. Our clients include county councils, the public and private consultants. 

Our experience in the UK

Opus is internationally recognised as a leader in the application of GIS technologies for transportation.  Specific GIS services include:

  • Strategic and implementation planning
  • Road network database specifications development
  • Linear referencing systems design and implementation
  • Data migration and network conflation
  • Network editing tools development

GIS has a wide range of other applications including congestion and incident management; traffic modelling outputs; traffic regulation orders; accident analysis; travel time comparisons; inventory referencing; storing asset records; condition data; forward/integrated works programmes; and inspection regimes. We also use it in our town planning work.