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June 12, 2017

Get Connected!

We greatly look forward to having you all join us for the day to discuss VUEWorks Asset Management Software!

August 11th, 2017

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Morning Session

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Sign-in and Meet and Greet/Introductions
9:00 – 10:00 AM: VUEWorks Features and Enhancements, MobileVUE, presented by Lisa Schoenfelder
10:15 – 10:45 AM: Break
10:45 – noon: Esri Presentation – Technical workshop to better enhance your VUEWorks user experience!


12:00 – noon: Catered lunch with discussion project management and change management

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 2:00 PM: ITRCC Case Study (Process, Deployment, Lessons Learned)
2:15 – 2:45 PM: Work Order Configuration Tips
2:45 – 3:15 PM: Advanced Reporting Configuration Tips
3:30 – 4:00 PM: Open Discussion
4:00 PM: Closing


Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
Statewide Traffic Operations Center
433 W St. Paul Ave., Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Hampton Inn & Suites
176 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Take me out to the Ballgame!


Join us Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 7:10 pm for a pre-conference social event at the Miller Park Dew Deck to watch the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Minnesota Twins.

*Conference attendance is required to participate in this exclusive social event.
You will receive your Eventbrite RSVP link once registered for the conference!

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DTS Supporting Intelligent Asset Management

June 1, 2017

business intelligence

Business intelligence is a hot topic these days and, understandably, those in the transportation sector are clamoring to get a piece of that action; insights into their infrastructure/assets and management practices, return on investments and as a tool to make better decisions across their enterprise.

At DTS, we focus on intelligent asset management. Therefore, it makes sense that we are helping our DOT clients integrate their assets and GIS data with these business intelligence tools.

Business intelligence or “BI” is not new. Tableau® has been on the scene crushing it for well over a decade. Others, like Microsoft and Esri, are or are attempting to make inroads into this line of business. Here is a brief look at Microsoft’s Power BI. I encourage you to check it out as well as Esri’s Insights for ArcGIS. This is a space DTS has and will continue to play in!

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is a relative newcomer to the business analytics services arena. It offers a free desktop interface for the beleaguered data analyst tasked with creating sharp looking hard-copy reports that tell stories. Microsoft also offers cloud-based services (SaaS) for self-service analytics (free) and sharing (paid).

In addition, it has recently announced the Power BI Premium service, a capacity-based licensing model, which offers organizations the ability to manage their reports with on-premise Power BI Report Server. Microsoft has made it easy to run with an Azure cloud infrastructure (Azure Active Directory, Azure SQL Database, etc.) or leverage on-premises resources such as Active Directory, SQL Server, etc.

With Power BI service and Power BI Premium, developers can embed dashboards and reports in desktop and web applications. This functionality allows organizations to provide access to big data and powerful analytical tools in custom applications.

Power BI does support limited mapping functionality out-of-box with their familiar Bing map visualization component. It supports rendering points based on coordinates or geocoded addresses, and polygons based on common boundaries derived from geocoded location columns such as zip code, city, county and state values. Power BI currently does not support rendering linear data. They do offer an R component that has some mapping capabilities however.

For customers with geospatial data, the glaring lack of support for mapping features using native geometry from the underlying RDBMS is stark. So how is a DOT to represent their assets that include points, lines and polygons? Through custom components. Microsoft has made Power BI extensible meaning developers can create and share components.

ArcGIS Maps For Power BI

If your organization lacks a development team but is using ArcGIS Enterprise, then perhaps Insights for ArcGIS is worth looking into.

Esri has released ArcGIS Maps for Power BI free. While the data available for rendering has the same limitations as the default Bing map (coordinates or geocoded locations), it does offer a much richer visualization experience for the end user.

Supplemental reference layers may be included from AGOL or ArcGIS Server. Designers will appreciate multiple basemap options to choose from and map themes that include heat map and cluster renderers among others. The component also offers several feature selection options:

  • Point and click for individual features. This is similar to what is available in the default Bing map
  • Drawing a rectangle to select features contained
  • Using polygon features from reference layers to select features contained

Overall, Esri has done a very nice job with this component. It is well worth checking out.

DTS is Rollin’ in to San Antonio next month!

May 31, 2017

DTS, makers of VUEWorks is Rollin’ in to San Antonio in June for the TPWA Annual Conference:
Stop by Booth # 319 to say “Hello”!

Scot Gordon, P.E. has over 25 years of extensive expertise in engineering and design in the pavement field.

Through experience, he understands the challenges of paving and how expansive soil impacts a solid design. Identifying these challenges and the various methods of overcoming them will be the focus of Scot’s presentation.

Don’t miss your chance to get the “dirty details” of Pavement Distress & Repair:
Friday, June 16th at 2:00pm

Check out more details on the events here:

2017 TPWA Annual Conference  


Texas APWA
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Scot Gordon

2017 Take Your Child to Work Day!

May 1, 2017

Thanks to all who helped make this event fun and special!

Miss CynthiaKids received a warm welcome from CFO “Miss Cynthia”

At DTS, we LOVE our kids!

On Thursday, April 27, DTS opened its doors to some pint-sized clients for the day. Parents were invited to bring their kids for a busy day of activities to celebrate National Take Your Child to Work Day. Here are a few highlights from our fun-filled adventures!

Donuts with Mr. Ibaugh

Parents started the day sharing breakfast with their kids and a pep talk from CEO, Allen Ibaugh. We sugared the little ones up while the grown-ups prepped for a conference call.

Donuts with Mr. Ibaugh
Drone demos with Raf!

Drone demos with Raf!

DTS is more than just pavement analysis and software development. Kids had the chance to fly the newest data collection tool, with a little supervision from Mr. Raf, of course.

Busy Little Workers

Little hands were kept busy with crafty transportation-themed projects. Snacks and outdoor activities also kept to the “on-the-move” theme. While things got a little messy at times, everyone enjoyed the creative process!

Busy Little Workers
Team Fragala!

Team Fragala!

Little Miss Francoforte!

Little Miss Francoforte!

Spangler Squared!

Spangler Squared!

Smiling Soviks!

Smiling Soviks!

McQueeney Queens!

McQueeney Queens!

Awesome Amadori Angels!

Awesome Amadori Angels!

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