Each rail car that transports the company’s products is bar coded. The bar code system records details of rail cars arriving and exiting stations. The bar code system and transportation data was managed by a third party. Infosys developed a solution that geo-coded the location of each rail car and displayed it on a map.
The Infosys application facilitates real-time traffic management by tracking specific rail cars as well as the entire fleet. Advanced search tools ensure easy retrieval of historical data and transportation logs. Our solution has intuitive features to improve the search functionality, and enable users to save and print freight records and location maps.
Search results can be exported to a Microsoft Excel worksheet, saved in a tabular format and printed as a map. We offered a map navigation toolbar with full extent, previous extent, next extent, zoom in, zoom out; and pan out buttons. Plotting geographic coordinates on a map displays details of rail cars at the location. The maps can also be saved and printed.
Infosys created the rail car tracking application by combining diverse mapping services and GIS technologies, including Esri ArcSDE, ArcGIS Online, Microsoft Virtual Earth, and ArcGIS Server API for Flex, and SAP.