Table of Contents.

This is a fully navigable POSM application interface. Click on a button to learn more about its functions.

There are two other POSM manual websites: POSM Quick Start Guide is a useful site for new POSM Software users and Default Settings For Every Overlay contains information about configuring various overlays.


POSM Desktop Application Shortcuts

The Main Screen.

The Main Screen serves as a switchboard to quickly get to the most common tasks utilized in POSM Software. It is generally setup to be the first screen that greats a user opening POSM. Sessions are started in two ways: by pressing the Start New Session button or utilizing POSM MapReader to load asset data from GIS.

Session List.

The Session list contains every session stored in the database. By clicking on a session, the details of that session will appear below. This allows the user to quickly see if this is the correct session before resuming, generating reports, modifying the session information, or deleting it.

Resume Selected Button.

The Resume Selected button will resume the currently selected session. If a session is not selected an error will occur asking the user to select a session. Once the button is pressed, POSM will open to the data collection entry page. For more information see Data Collection Page.

Open Selected HTML Reports.

The Open Selected HTML Reports button will open the report generator for the currently selected survey.

Delete Selected Session.

The Delete Selected Session(s) button will remove the checked session(s) from the database. This also removes any pictures or video collected in the session. To remove multiple sessions check the boxes in front of the session or use the Session Manager to search for specific sessions.

Modify Session Information.

The Modify Session Information button will open the selected sessions header information. When the save button is pressed in the session information it will come back to the intro page rather than data collection page. This allows for quick adjustments the session information.

Modify MACP Inspection.

This button will allow the user to edit header data for an existing MACP inspection using the new dedicated MACP interface.

Open Database Connection Manager.

Reopens the Database Connection Manager to open another database.

Remote Support.

This button will launch the POSM Remote Support Application and allow the user to initiate a remote support session with POSM Technical Support.

Session Management.

The Session Management button (previously called Advanced Find) opens the page for searching the POSM database. Session Management can create CD/DVDs, create summary reports of sessions, and delete sessions. For more information on the Session Management function refer to the Session Management section.

Start New Session.

Start New Session will open the Session Information page. Refer to the Session Information page for more information.

Start MACP Inspection.

This button launches the dedicated NASSCO MACP header input page. It is similiar to Start New Session but specifically designed for MACP.

Database Template Editor.

The Database Template Editor allows the user to edit and create new Header Templates. These templates control what can be typed in when the Start New Session button is pressed and what will be printed out in the Report generator. For more information on this feature refer to the Database Template Editor function.

Import Data To POSM.

Import Data To POSM allows the user to import data from a CD/DVD or a removable hard drive. Import POSM Data can import data from POSM directories as well allowing multiple installs to be merged into one POSM database. For more information refer to the Import POSM Data section. Import NASSCO PACP Data This function allows the user to import NASSCO PACP, LACP and MACP data. This is useful for importing data from other vendors’ software. It also allows users to import various types of table data into POSM.

Locate Card Manager.

The POSM Gas Crossbore locate card manager provides a way to connection pipe inspections with locate card data. Unique locate cards may be created and the data about the cards stored in POSM’s database. The physical locate cards themselves may be scanned and added to the card as well. POSM inspections may be also added to each card allowing all data to be searched and tied together. One unique feature of the locate card manager allows multiple inspections to be linked to each card. Inspections may also be linked to multiple cards.

ReSync Database.

ReSync Database will rebuild the entire POSM database and re-index all of the sessions. This should be done after deleting many sessions or when quick fill does not fill the last session. When deleting many sessions it is also recommend that the user defragment the hard drive. Exit POSM The Exit button will close POSM.

Sync Only Modified Data.

When checked this will only run the resync on sessions that have session modified = true.

Hansen/Neztek Manager.

The Hansen/Neztek Manager button will open the Neztek Manager. This manager allows POSM to import and export data with Hansen systems. For more information on this feature refer to the Hansen section.

Advanced Video Add.

This allows users to easily add or remove videos to existing inspections.

Observation and Code Editor.

The Observation and Code Editor allows the user to add, edit or delete observations from the POSM database. The editor also allows the user to change what type of data is stored for each observation and rules for auto weighting for codes. Refer to Observation and Code Editor for more information.

Export GIS and HTML Data.

The Export GIS and HTML Data function allows the user to export POSM’s HTML reports into the GIS folder. This is useful for storing data on a server, thereby putting POSM into a server role. POSM can also export GIS coordinate data and setup its export database for ESRI ArcMap import though this function.

City Works Sync.

Synchronization to City Works asset management software is setup and configured here.

Edit Preferences.

This is the main switchboard to tools for configuring POSM Software as well as the hardware it connects to.

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