RIA Mobile GIS was recently engaged by Ironman USA to supply real time race dashboards and data capture systems for their event in Xiamen in the Fujian province of China. Tim Price deployed and managed the system onsite, using local and international Ironman staff to capture race related information. RIA implemented an iFormbuilder app based solution, customised for the project to meet the needs of Ironman including English and Chinese forms plus live dashboard views of the data captured in real time. One of the challenges faced in this project was the limitations that exist when working on mainland China, where access to social media is restricted, and no photographs could be captured using the cloud based app.
This engagement followed on from the successful implementation of the race app at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships on the Sunshine Coast in September by RIA, and whilst the weather was warmer and the conditions slightly different in China – the app and dashboard proved their abilities once again.