Automated Transit Stop Inventory Model (ATSIM) is a user-friendly web-based system designed for the efficient collection, analysis, update, and management of standard transit stop inventories for transit agencies in Florida, it can also be easily adapted for agencies outside of Florida. It is designed to keep track of transit stop facilities and their amenities. It automates the data collection and analysis process and avoids time-consuming manual data entry and duplication of records by individual agencies. The data collection component of ATSIM consists of a web and ATSIM device tablet interface that can be accessed wirelessly. It is designed to run on a device that has a camera, internet access, and a Global Positioning System (GPS). The system has the capability to store multiple pictures in the database and allows collection of over 100 standard attributes, user-defined fields, and GPS coordinates.
The ATSIM main menu consists of four components:
- Data Collection: Allows collection of over 100 standard attributes, user-defined fields, and GPS coordinates in latitude and longitude.
- Work Orders: Allows planning staff to communicate with maintenance personnel to carry out fieldwork related to transit stops.
- Data Management: Allows users to export data and pictures, view and print reports, and generate queries and charts.
- Maps: Allows users to view and print the current transit stop map using Google Maps.
Major ATSIM Features
ATSIM is a web-based system that uses Microsoft SQL Server as the back-end database. Version 5.0 provides the following major key features:
- Access through a web browser
- Collection of over 100 standard transit stop attributes, including GPS locations, and digital photos
- Customizable user-defined fields and list-box selection items
- Google Maps capability
- Easy updates of existing stop records in the field or from anywhere
- Export to different formats (CSV, GTFS, GIS) and ZIP for pictures
- View and print work orders and reports
- Queries and charts
- Search feature
- And much more