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Hexagon and Ness provide digital maps for Czech Railways

January 17, 2023  - By

Ness Czech will supply the Czech Railway Administration with a Digital Technical Railway Map (DTRM) with help from Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure and Geospatial division. The DTRM project has been underway since September 2022 and will be implemented by 2025.

DTRM is a railway-specific geographic information system (GIS), that provides access to transport and technical infrastructure information to better prepare investments and repair work. The basis of the DTRM project is the Technical Map Information System (ISTEM) developed by Ness and Hexagon.

The project includes digitization and consolidation of all available Czech Railway Administration data, covering more than 9,200 km of tracks, 27,000 km of technical infrastructure and an area of 21,000 ha. The delivery also includes three data centers.

The project is a legislative obligation of the Czech Railway Administration as the state is developing a national map, which will be fully operational by 2024. The Digital Technical Map of the Czech Republic is being built across the country by connecting regional digital maps, maps from the Railway Administration and maps provided by the Directorate of Roads and Highways. The connection is provided by the Czech Land Surveying and Cadastral Office.

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