The SAM IS® Sign module collects Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) information and condition data about sign poles and faces. This can help you identify and understand the signage needs in your community, helping you enhance safety and wayfinding.
The field data collection capabilities of SAM IS® help you gather, store, and manage all sign and pole characteristics in a single location, including photographs. Whether signs are roadside, overhead, or on a shared pole, the module can help you analyze and communicate your inventory needs for budgeting.
In addition to collecting all MUTCD-relevant fields, SAM IS® supports the gathering and use of sign retroreflectivity for planning and analysis. Its robust data can be used to properly understand replacement costs, coordinate inventory, and help confirm current signage locations exist and are sufficient to meet your needs. Additionally, as you budget and schedule replacements, the module can be used to establish priorities based on sign type and/or safety importance. The SAM IS® platform uses Esri ArcGIS Online and works with your agency’s GIS data, so users can overlay other layers for a comprehensive view of planned projects or, potentially, analysis of area needs.