Prior to implementing TerraGo GeoPDF maps and imagery, The United States Geological Survey (USGS) was experiencing about 4,000 monthly downloads of its topo quads. With GeoPDF maps, the organization is seeing an average of 75,000 monthly downloads of GeoPDF maps each month, thus helping to fulfill its mission by making information more available and actionable for all citizens.

Decision support for public policy is a challenge for local municipalities and the federal government, where information abounds and every decision affects something else. From economic development and environmental stewardship, or health and human services to transportation, public infrastructure or public safety issues, government officials are under pressure to make the right choices, while minding budget and delivering value.

By utilizing TerraGo’s GeoPDF® technology, policy makers can easily view intelligence and location-based information within a portable, multi-layered GeoPDF map –providing a powerful tool for better visualizing intricate and abstract problems so that information can then be easily shared with elected officials for effective decision making.

Collecting and sharing information is fundamental to establishing effective decision support for public policy at all levels of government. The ability to easily visualize descriptive data about subject matter, such as income levels, air quality, growth patterns, disease incidents or voting trends is crucial to prioritizing issues, understanding them and reaching viable conclusions. Whether it’s for taxation, regulation, funding of public programs or providing valuable services to communities GeoPDF provides a collaboration platform and workflows that can help local, state and federal agencies make better decisions and more effectively coordinate their efforts for current and future public policy.

Thorough data is often critical to making planning and budget decisions. From census polls to health inspections and code violations, there is a constant need to have accurate and up-to-date information. Today, that data is often collected by field agents using paper forms. Unfortunately, sending those forms back to headquarters for analysis is a slow and manual process.

TerraGo Edge makes it easy for field workers to record data and observations and immediately sync that information back to home base or headquarters. No more waiting months, or even days for survey or inspection results.

Project managers can use TerraGo Edge to create notebooks with tasks, custom forms and maps for offline access. These notebooks can then be assigned to teams to use offsite, even in remote locations without connectivity.

For example, forms could be created for census polling. With structured form collection and GPS location data, census workers can easily record the number of occupants at a building, their age, ethnicity and more. In the public health sector, forms could also be created for common inspections such as food health inspections at restaurants. Restaurants can be graded through forms quickly and efficiently (food temperature, sanitary conditions, pest inspection, etc).

Simplify your workflow, be able to quickly analyze and execute on collected data, and increase overall efficiency by using TerraGo Edge to manage your mobile workforces.