Pistenbully: Independent Adaptation Of Geospatial Data To Current Conditions With SNOWsat GIS

Whether for slope grooming, snowmaking or operational organization: the Geographical Information System of a ski area contains all the spatial data relevant to daily work, such as terrain profiles, slope surfaces and edges, anchor points for snow groomers, positions of the snow cannons and areas to be covered with machine-made snow; in addition to hazard areas, roads, buildings, footpaths, bike trails and much more. This GIS data serves as the basis for all processes on the mountain, such as construction activities, creation of snowmaking and grooming plans, and evaluations. In the past, an external surveying company had to be commissioned to manage this data. Now you can update your geospatial data yourself, easily and in real time!

Increased safety

GIS Manager can be used to mark not only positions of snowguns, areas to be covered with machine-made snow, anchor points for snow groomers and slope edges, but also hazard areas such as avalanche towers, explosive tubes and avalanche-prone slopes in the ski area. In poor visibility conditions, it is good to know where anchor points and snow cannons are located and where the slope ends. In addition, auxiliary lines or landmarks can be set. This is vital information for slope first aid teams and operators.

Easily reproduce event settings

For sporting events, there is a lot that has to be taken into account off the slope. Where does the power cable run? Where is the video screen positioned? With SNOWsat GIS, you can mark and save important points, so it is very easy to call up the setting again for coming events. This substantially reduces the amount of planning effort!

Cost savings through efficient management of time and resources

The uniform level of knowledge among everyone enables them to take the needed actions. This saves time and conserves resources, which also saves money!
  • Easy, central management of all geospatial data 
  • Always current and available to everyone
  • Independent adaptation of data to current conditions without an external surveying company  
  • Increased safety for decisions by people in charge and for the work of the operators
  • Fast reproducibility of event settings and attractions 
  • Increased efficiency through uniform level of knowledge among everyone
  • Reduced resource consumption and operating costs
  • Data pool for evaluations

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