Swedish Transport Authority receives two Australian awards

Trafikverket, the Swedish road and rail transport authority, uses the Weave data editing extension to enable inspectors in the field to add, edit and delete information from their central systems on demand. In 2011, the Stigfinnaren project won the Victorian Spatial Industry Award in the category of Spatial Export Award and the Victorian Government Award for Spatial Excellence.

On 1 April 2010, the Swedish national roads and railway authorities were merged into a single organisation called Trafikverket.

Weave was chosen for two roles in the administration of Trafikverket. Initially, to implement a true national portal called “Stigfinnaren” (Pathfinder), based on a prototype previously tried in the Stockholm region, followed in 2012 by the enhancement and replacement of some 15 individual web-based applications.

One of the web applications recently implemented is the use of the Weave Data Edit extension to provide inspectors in the field with the capacity to add, edit and delete information from their central systems in real time.

This project won the Victorian Spatial Industry Award for 2011 in the category of Spatial Export Award. The judges commented “This project clearly demonstrates that through clever and innovative strategies, soundly based local products can successfully compete in a marketplace on the other side of world. It combines innovative approaches to communication and product support with clever marketing and collaboration strategies“.

At the same function, the Stigfinnaren project won the Victorian Government Award for Spatial Excellence, with the citation “Judges were impressed by the success of this project in a competitive overseas environment and by the project planning and support that allows very complex and disparate systems to be integrated and presented through a single portal. All remotely controlled from Melbourne. It clearly demonstrates a local product that has achieved world best practice“.

For more information on the project, read the full story.