Plowing ahead with GPS

Douglas, Merrill
May 2009
Urgent Communications;May2009, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p18
Trade Publication
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.


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