Jacksonville, USA, July 24, 2007: West Virginia’s Division of Forestry has awarded a competitive bid contract to GeoAge for its FAST rapid data collection, instant reporting and mapping system. GeoAge’s FAST (Field Adapted Survey Toolkit) solution will enable the DOF to make more accurate and timely assessments for fire protection. GPS data and location information along with digital photos will be captured and uploaded in real time via wireless services, then reports and maps will be produced within a short period of time.
Implementation of the GeoAge system has already begun, with full implementation slated for September 2007. GeoAge will provide a complete solution, which includes FAST PDA, FAST Designer and Desktop Collector as well as Juniper Systems’ Archer handheld computers. GeoAge’s solution supports West Virginia’s Firewise Program and its efforts to better assess fire danger and identify fire prevention resources.