MapFrame Corporation has introduced FieldSmart Route, a mobile point-to-point, street-level routing system with route optimization for utility crews operating in the field.
Route combines client GIS and mapping data with turn-by-turn directions to improve dispatch capabilities, reduce windshield time and enhance customer service with higher on-time response rates. Route is the newest addition to MapFrame’s FieldSmart technology, a suite of mobile mapping applications and field automation processes currently in use with utilities nationwide. FieldSmart’s proprietary server solution compresses and converts facility and mapping data covering the company’s entire service territory for mobile access on handheld computers. The information is presented in a single viewing package and includes GIS facility data, simplifying the user interface with map-related details.
FieldSmart Route utilizes GIS data in conjunction with supplementary mapping data supplied by GDT to build directional information between two or more points – devices, addresses or work orders – in the client service territory. In addition, the application has the ability to interface with existing mobile dispatch solutions, enabling field personnel to outline an optimal route for the day based on the location of each service order. Paul Wilson, MapFrame’s president and chief technologist, emphasized the power of the tool in time-sensitive scenarios: “With this up-to-date mapping information readily available in the field, crews are not only better equipped to travel between assigned work orders, they can also respond more quickly and effectively to developing situations, such as storm-related outages, in unfamiliar service areas.”
Operates on any Windows platform, in a wired or wireless environment.
Maintains a neutral interface across multiple back-office systems.
Displays within MapFrame’s viewing package, FieldSmart View
Provides on-demand directions between any two points in the service territory.
Integrates route with facility maps to pinpoint service locations and attribute data. Builds an optimal route for multiple stops based on service order location.