2nd International Conference on GeoComputation

A GIS Based Walkway Management System

Mary Avery, Ryan Clements

Centre for Computing and Biometrics,
Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Email: (averym;clementr)@lincoln.ac.nz

Marty Thompson

Conservation Officer, Department of Conservation
Mount Thomas, Canterbury Conservancy, Private Bag

Glen Harrison, Ken Hughey

Department of Resource Management
Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Email: (harrisog;hugheyk)@lincoln.ac.nz

Presented at the second annual conference of GeoComputation 97 & SIRC 97, University of Otago, New Zealand, 26-29 August 1997


The Walkway Management System (WMS) uses geographic information system (GIS) software to calculate an estimate for the level of maintenance required for walkway segments. It then assists the user in prioritising the maintenance on segments of the walkway that require repair. The development of the WMS is a cooperative effort between a team of researchers at Lincoln University and Department of Conservation (DoC) staff. DoC staff provided guidance and data, and the Lincoln University research team has implemented the system in ArcInfo software. This paper provides an analysis of the walkway maintenance problem and an overview of a GIS application developed for use as an applied tool for resource management.