Members of the International Right of Way Association Illinois Chapter 12 found the recent presentation on how geoAMPS technology is rapidly changing the right of way industry “very impressive,” Tim Fehr, Chapter President, said.
Yogesh Khandelwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of geoAMPS, discussed how Web-based technology, such as that provided by geoAMPS, is advancing the right of way industry. geoAMPS software solutions make it possible for right of way professionals to utilize geographic information systems (GIS) and mobile technology, bringing speed, accuracy and efficiency to right of way projects.
Tim said the “tracking, organization and easy access” to project information is an excellent feature of geoAMPS technology.
“This software eliminates a lot of useless email,” he commented. “Everyone in the organization involved in the project can get all the information they need in one place.
“This does not necessarily replace personal contact with right of way agents, but it puts more tools in the toolbox to manage the project.”
Yogesh’s presentation provided a historical overview of right of way acquisition, discussing the limitations of traditional processes of acquiring right of way and the opportunities that exist today with a geoAMPS, Web-based technology solution. Those benefits include a single access point for all project information; the ability to immediately update a project file; the use of geographical information system (GIS) mapping to improve efficiency of identifying and acquiring right of way; and the ability of right of way agents in the field to use mobile devices to review project information, workflows and quickly update the status of negotiations.
“geoAMPS was happy to present to the IRWA Chapter 12 in Chicago,” said Yogesh. “Attendees were interested in how technology can help business and their profession become more efficient and the geoAMPS demonstration received good feedback.”
geoAMPS is a technology company that specializes in software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets.
Its line of software products includes rowAMPS, which Yogesh demonstrated for IRWA Chapter 12. rowAMPS is designed to manage right of way projects and land assets in a real–time, paperless environment that enables collaboration, efficiency and error reduction. rowAMPS, like all geoAMPS software solutions, is a secure, Web–based system that brings transparency and promotes compressed cycle times while maintaining compliance with applicable rules and mandates.
Illinois Chapter 12 members play a vital role in community, regional and national improvements, highways, flood control projects, public utility construction projects, pipelines, railroads and other public development activities.
The chapter met on May 9 in Schaumburg, a suburb of Chicago.
IRWA has nearly 10,000 members throughout the United States, Canada and in South Africa. The Illinois chapter is one of 83 IRWA chapters.