Your GIS and work/asset management business systems can receive an automated stream of information from the field via sensors and AVL/GPS devices– providing information about operations that you never had before.
A simple, effective form of this technology is to capture crew/vehicle locations in the field and automatically feed the locations into your business system’s operational map. You now see the locations of your crew in relation to the locations of GIS assets and their associated work orders. This graphic shows an example of this in Opelika, AL, which uses LiGO along with Cityworks and Esri GIS.
In this example, LiGO® is bringing certain key data into the operational map: Vehicle type, Direction, Speed, and Status.
However, the ability to track field operations can go much further. Customers are coming up with innovative ways to use sensors on or near vehicles to populate their mission critical business systems. The ability to utilize Verizon’s network and M2M data plans (which are bundled with LiGO®) keeps the communication costs down and the channels open with your field workers. LiGO® allows operations managers to be more aware of the status of their operations, and better equipped to handle unplanned emergencies as they occur.