California, US: Esri has launched 2010 ArcLogistics Government Grant Program, which will award subscriptions to Esri’s new cloud-based vehicle routing solution. One hundred state and local government agencies in the US will receive grants totalling USD 450,000 in value.
Christopher Thomas, director of government marketing, said, “Our hope is to assist governments by increasing the productivity of employees who spend time in the field. I am excited to see how governments will use ArcLogistics online to reduce costs while meeting green government objectives.”
Esri developed the programme to help governments reduce recurring costs associated with running fleets of vehicles and managing mobile workforces. Grants will be awarded to governments that propose innovative approaches to routing that can be shared as lessons learned and best practices for other government agencies.
ArcLogistics helps anyone who needs to find locations, assign stops to vehicles and sequence stops while considering factors such as time, cost, capacity and productivity. ArcLogistics has helped state and local governments reduce costs in health, housing and building inspections; property appraisals; public works and solid waste.
Applicants can submit their applications between September 16, 2010 and November 11, 2010 (till 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).