Creating the next generation of connected gully network.


map16 have created a specifically designed gully sensor system that encompasses the principles core to our business, whilst using the latest IoT technology.

Our solution not only notifies the end user to the condition of each individual gully, but it also gives an overview of the network’s performance prior, during and after each weather event. This sort of data is invaluable when designing cleansing regimes or when drainage modelling is required. Our IoT platform will ultimately give greater insight to creating a well-managed and maintained road network.

One of the key features to all our solutions is the truly bespoke nature of them. This is no more evident and is at the core of our IoT sensor solution. Each solution has been custom designed in house using our 25+ years of industry knowledge.

Designed to cope with the significant impacts from gully suctions equipment and the harshest of conditions.


The robust nature of the gully sensor – by virtue of it’s design – makes the device extremely durable and able to cope with significant impacts from gully suction equipment and the harshest weather conditions. Each sensor gives a clear indication of the current level of a gully or pit, including silt and water level. These can be categorised as a % or just a simple scale as shown below:

  • High
  • Medium (Blocked at Connection)
  • Low
  • Empty

Data from each sensor is output to the nearest gateway via a LoRa networking protocol. LoRa technology allows the long-range transmission of data with extremely low power requirements giving:

  • Incredible asset management range – up to 10 miles line of sight, 1 to 3 miles into buildings
  • Integration support with a variety of partner and private Cloud Platforms
  • 2-way communication over any certified cellular network for cost effective global deployments

We are able to achieve a battery life in excess of 5 years thanks to the design and development of the map16 LoRa node.


We are able to achieve a battery life in excess of 5 years thanks to the design and development of the map16 LoRa node, a custom circuit board that specifically suits our applications. The device can almost be completely powered down in between data transmissions, boosting battery life. To ensure full network coverage, we have the ability to deploy either mains connected or solar powered IoT gateways.

map16 can provide our IoT system as a standalone solution or it can be integrated into our clients existing map16 system architecture, providing live feeds from all the sensors installed. Our web dashboard comprises of four main parts;

  • Live Dashboards
  • Live Mapviews
  • Pre-Warning Dashboards
  • Optimisation Dashboard (Big Data Modelling)

Each section being specifically designed to provide clients with easy, usable outputs that will aid the management of their drainage and gully network. Stay tuned over the coming weeks to explore these features in more detail.

Overall, map16 has developed a unique gully sensor system that provides real time information using the latest IoT technology to accurately map the condition of any gully network. This coupled with our industry expertise allows us to offer a realistic and useable product to our clients, giving them the ability to manage highway gully assets in a way that has never been available until now.

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