How many times have you wished you’d taken an alternate route on your morning commute because you hadn’t realized that your city’s snowplows had yet make their routes through the road you were on? Or maybe you are tried of waiting for the bus and sick of wondering where it is at or what is taking it so long? Perhaps you were postponing on taking the trash out one morning because it was garbage day and your bins are full, only to find after work that the garbage truck hasn’t gotten through your neighborhood and your trash bins are still full. All these frustrations are pertinent in modern day civilian life; however, easy access to this information that can alleviate frustrations such as these, warming the cold glare of civilians on city public works is what MarshallGIS’s LiGO® telematics application can provide.
With MarshallGIS’s LiGO® application, gathering fleet telematics such as vehicle locations and routes taken has never been easier. Through MarshallGIS’s on-board vehicle sensors and AVL/GPS integrated services with LiGO®, information on work progress (historical and current) via vehicle locations and route distribution has made the transition of information to the public seamless and easily accessible.
Telematics has and will continue to change the way governments and private organizations manage their work vehicles and crews, while also continuing to impact the relationships between residents of certain areas and how information is disseminated to them. Essentially fleet telematics provides a dual-purpose solution. The first, providing support to the management side of handling government and private fleets, and second in providing a platform for transparency in government operations with around the clock updates that are displayed to the public for access.
For example, The City of Tumwater has utilized this to their advantage by displaying up-to-date reports and visual data on a public facing website for residents to access any time, any place, from any device. The map tracks the location and activity of snowplows and deicing trucks. Priority routes that ensure access to critical facilities like hospitals and schools are marked to assist drivers in selectin safe routes for travel. Users can choose as much or as little information they want by choosing the number of map layers to view.
With MarshallGIS’s LiGO® application, all public works information such as snowplow, garbage or bus routes can be created, stored and shared with the residents within a city via integrated GIS applications populated by LiGO® telematics and GPS tracking. With up to date, easy to access information, residents of a city are sure to alleviate some day-to-day frustration with transparency of information from their local municipalities.