TITLE

Plowing ahead with GPS

AUTHOR(S)
Douglas, Merrill
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;May2009, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of global positioning system (GPS) by public works agencies. The tracking device of the Department of Public Works (DPW) in South Windsor, Connecticut employs an external GPS receiver, attached to a vehicle's windshield to obtain location data. Its server gathers data and presents it on a map through the town's ESRI geographic information system and an application called Freeance. Columbia also bought 19 GPS units for snow plows and employs WebTech's Quadrant tracking system to detect their location.
ACCESSION #
39790772

 

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