An Introduction to RAMM GIS
RAMM GIS is the RAMM Geographic Information System. You use it to visualise, question, analyse, interpret and understand your RAMM data. Relationships, patterns and trends are revealed. Using it is a bit like flying over your network to view your RAMM data, but without ever leaving the office. It even includes Google Streetview. Watch the introductory video here
RAMM GIS is like a supercharged Google Map with all of your located inventory and condition data layered over it.
Personalise Your RAMM GIS
RAMM GIS is infinitely configurable. You personalise your instance of it by defining the optimum layer set to match your business practices. You use the RAMM GIS differentiated display parameters so that asset and condition errors stand out. The Heat Map options enable you to quickly visualise your network attributes and your asset distribution. Watch the Using RAMM GIS video here
You add your own map layers from the RAMM tables and from your Web Services.
RAMM Login Required
If you have a RAMM Login, you can access RAMM GIS. You don’t need to have RAMM open to view your RAMM data in RAMM GIS. They are separate applications. You access RAMM GIS from RAMM Applications or from the new (beta) Launcher available at the menu path LOGIN > Login(NZ) Beta above. So login and locate the RAMM GIS Icon.
Press the icon and open RAMM GIS in Internet Explorer.
Layers Are the Key
You optimise RAMM GIS for your own business purposes with a combination of System and your own RAMM Table Layers. The RAMM tables from which you can create your own layers are those which hold positioned data and for which you have permission to view. This includes your User Defined Tables or UDTs. See how to add a RAMM Table Layer here and how to share your Layers here.
You have very fine grained control over the display of the layer and the data which will display.
Web Service Layers
A Web Service Layer is a set of information Layered over the map that has not come from a RAMM Database table but has been resourced from somewhere on the World Wide Web. Web Service Layers are vector, image or tiled image services. Many RCAs layer their own Web Service data in their instance of RAMM GIS. Find out more here. Find out about using LINZ Map Imagery here.
You can use Web Service Layers to display topography, flood-prone areas and more.
Heat Map Layers
You use Heat Map Layers to visualise your network attributes or your asset distribution. You have very fine-grained control over the display. You can see patterns emerging with surprising clarity. Where there is no colour, there is no data. Where it is blue there is some data, red, there’s more, yellow still more and the white areas represent the highest concentration of data. Find out more here.
Overlay your Forward Work Layer with a Roughness Heat Map as a sanity check to check your spending is in the correct areas.
Display and Differentiate Your Data
When you create your own Layers in RAMM GIS you’ll want to colour your Assets so that they are readily distinguishable on the map. You might want to use colour to differentiate assets of the same type which have different characteristics such as Carriageway Section by Hierarchy. Find out more here.
If you want to see your data differentiated on the map you use Thematic Symbology which offers Conditional display possibilities.
Import Your Shape Files
Your GIS team or one of your consultants may have given you some shape files that you want to see on the map in RAMM GIS. For the data contained in these files to display on the map you need to convert these files into a single Well-known Text or WKT file. See how to create WKT files here. See how to import map shapes here.
Once imported, the shapes will be available in the maps in RAMM, RAMM Contractor, Pocket RAMM and in RAMM GIS.
Take a Training Course
The basics of RAMM GIS are covered in the RAMM 101 – Fundamentals of RAMM course. The course details are available here. Course times are available here. To register for a RAMM Training Course click here. An email form will open addressed to RAMM Training. Please tell us the name of the person attending, the training course date and title in the email.
There is a section of the RAMM Training video library devoted to RAMM GIS here.
RAMM GIS Rental Pricing
If your organisation is a New Zealand RAMM Software Ltd client and holds a current RAMM licence, this includes RAMM GIS. RAMM licence information is available here. RAMM GIS is available only through the RAMM Hosting Service so normal RAMM Hosting charges apply to its use. RAMM Hosting charge details are available here.
If your organisation has a RAMM Licence, RAMM GIS is included. The usage charges for the RAMM Hosting Service are extra.