GeoDecisions: Combating Logistic Challenges through Geospatial Solutions
Brian Smith, VP-Commercial Solutions
As the saying goes, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ If a picture is worth a thousand, a map is definitely worth a million— especially when it serves as the core technology for businesses to operate. With the integration of GIS, GPS, and other wireless solutions, organizations are able to collect field data across numerous government entities and industries including utility, natural resource, architectural, and construction. The story is no different for logistics and fleet management companies, which look forward to integrating with GIS and obtain operational efficiency insights. Pennsylvania-based GeoDecisions, with offices throughout the U.S., GeoDecisions addresses this need among logistics companies with a strong belief in the idea that the true power of GIS lies in the integration of diverse information technologies, data formats, and systems.
GeoDecisions is an Esri® Gold Partner with over 30 years of experience, serving numerous sectors in spatial consulting and software development. “We have partnered with Esri to develop the GeoDecisions AppSuite, which is a suite of products designed to use the best-in-class of GIS as well as business knowledge garnered through the years,” says Brian Smith, VP-Commercial Solutions, GeoDecisions. Delivering leading-edge GIS solutions and services based on Esri technology, the GeoDecisions offers an AppSuite that includes Notify, Track, GeoPlan, InteracTIP, TransAnalyst, TDS, and HPMSAnalyst. For example, GeoDecisions Track software exposes analytical capabilities, showing the trends and patterns of an entire logistics system.
As an Esri Gold Partner, GeoDecisions delivers leading-edge GIS solutions and services based on Esri technology
It helps to keep track of the user’s critical assets like phones, cameras, vehicles, or any-thing that can be monitored by a connectable device.
While using the GeoDecisions AppSuite, customers receive multiple data feeds and gain operational views on how assets are affected by real-time traffic and other real-world variables. Additionally, the integration of GeoDecisions AppSuite with Esri® ArcGIS Online empowers customers to use Esri and GeoDecisions products at the same time.
GeoDecisions integrates these technology sensors, GPS, and other real-time data feeds to provide a holistic look at its customers’ entire supply chain process. It tracks mobile assets and delivery schedules and applies real-time data to understand how the delivery schedules are affected through Estimated Time of Arrival calculations. The company’s systems are also designed to collect valuable data that feeds connected and autonomous vehicles and their scheduled routes, providing analytics that expose supply chain efficiencies, particularly within the “final mile.”
GeoDecisions provides clients with a new level of analysis, intelligence, and visibility regarding security, logistics, and incident management and response. The company also solves complex business logistics challenges such as detention times within ports, warehouses, and other geographic areas. By incorporating GIS into the software, GeoDecisions is able to geofence, a function that enables users to manually apply visual boundaries onto a map. This is important to highlight, apply, and better understand actual detention time for areas of interest such as ports and warehouses-saving clients a significant investment in operations.
A division of Gannett Fleming — a global engineering firm in business for more than a century — GeoDecisions is committed to cultivating relationships with Esri and other partners to proliferate smart companies. GeoDecisions pushes the boundaries of GIS by creating new applications and evolving existing systems to help its clients improve overall decision making.