From a distance the way many companies use geospatial information looks the same but when you take a close look that’s not the case. Take for example electric and water utilities. They both use GIS to locate and manage assets. They can combine GIS data and customer reports to pinpoint trouble in outages. However electric crews can use meter-level data to locate poles, while water technicians may need centimetre precision to find valves in flooded streets. These different needs require tailored tools.
Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial, discussed a family of new tools that helps solutions providers leverage positioning technologies to create customised solutions in this GISCafe article.