17 Jun

TerraGo: Making Enhanced GPS technology Maps Easy to Share

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Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 11.04.17 AMScreen Shot 2015-06-17 at 11.04.05 AMTerraGo is a mobile and web technology company that provides mobile apps with high precision GPS to enhance mapping and data collection. The technology allows users to create detailed maps through GPS and mobile data surveys, create lightweight GIS models, and share this information easily.TerraGo provides its services to a variety of fields, including the military, environmental monitors, urban planners, governments, engineering companies and disaster relief organizations.

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High-precision mapping is crucial in all of these fields, and TerraGo makes this service accessible, and allows for easy monitoring of the data collection process through its web and mobile tools.

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Some examples of their success include helping Seattle City Light transform its data distribution system so that all personnel and field crew could have access to data in the field, partnering with Conservation Patagonia to create base-line mapping data for plant and animal species, and aiding the U.S. Army Geospatial Center in coordinating, integrating, and synchronizing geospatial information standards across the Army and Department of Defense.

We reached out to TerraGo for some more information on their work and vision and Vice President of Product Management & Marketing Mike Gundling was kind enough to provide us with the following insights:

“TerraGo founders invented the world’s first geo-referenced PDF maps in 2003.  Ever since then, our mission has been simple – finding innovative ways to get geographic information to and from users anywhere in the world. With TerraGo Edge, we see a massive democratization of GPS, maps and imagery where we can help our customers tap into modern mobile devices, web-based mapping services, cloud networks and rapidly advancing location services. Today, TerraGo Edge can turn an iPhone into a real-time CM-level GPS receiver with high resolution imagery.   And help users collect geo-tagged data and share information in real-time from any place on the planet.    And it’s more than GPS. From locating underground gas lines to integrating indoor location technology and monitoring environmental conditions, the myriad of sensors that we can attach to phones and tablets enables new field workflows that were never possible before.”

Written by: Christopher Ewell, AGS Intern on June 17, 2015

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