Here at MarshallGIS, we are committed to pursuing the goal of keeping our planet green. We see a healthy environment as a fundamental factor for a healthy living and we employ this philosophy in all levels of operations from right here within our offices, to the service we offer and their implementations.
GIS technologies matched with our LiGO®, and GeoKnx® software gives managers and their fleet crews the immediate advantage of increasing their efficiency. This is achieved through optimizing routes, maintenance alerts, driver data and other factors that subsequently reduce fuel consumption, fuel emissions, and fleet time spent on the roads. Additionally, the digitization of documents and paperwork reduce the need for excess amounts of papers. Furthermore, they aid in presenting information visually in ways that might promote abstract solutions to problems in ways that isn’t always possible with long written reports or tabular data.
But back to the point, much of today’s sustainable solutions to our energy and climate problems could, and in some cases already do use these technologies. Montana is one of the many states currently using GIS to locate optimal plots of land on which to construct wind farms in its pursuit of green energy. There are other states and cities which have taken to using GIS to form a forest inventory of urban flora in the same way a biologist would catalog coyote populations in certain areas.
Most, if not all aspects of urban planning have much to gain from the advances in GIS technologies. They can help in ways that create infrastructure built with more foresight, and knowledge how it is going to affect our environment and the places in which we live. One step at a time we can move to a better way of living whether its reducing the carbon emissions of fleet vehicles, or acquiring information on where to best construct renewable energy source, the oversight that GIS technologies offer are indispensable.