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Zonar, Esri Integration Offers Real-Time GIS Mapping

April 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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A new integration between fleet telematics provider Zonar and geographic information system provider Esri delivers real-time fleet data layered with geographic map information.
A new integration between fleet telematics provider, =Zonar, and geographic information system provider, Esri, delivers real-time fleet data layered with geographic map information.
A new integration between fleet telematics provider, =Zonar, and geographic information system provider, Esri, delivers real-time fleet data layered with geographic map information.
The system helps companies determine capacity enhancements, improve fuel efficiency, optimize routes and share interactive transportation maps on the web.

Fleets can use the technology to:

- Determine fuel efficiency rates of specific routes with elevation information in addition to longitude, latitude, speed, odometer and fuel usage data
- Track vehicle location and diagnostic data in real-time on a map containing company facility and asset locations, preferred fuel stops, maintenance and service locations, or customer delivery points.

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- Receive real-time vehicle locations with traffic, weather, work orders, and any company-maintained GIS data
- Publish web-based maps displaying real-time locations or recent activity of snowplows and whether the vehicle is actively plowing, de-icing or spreading salt.

"Esri is a perfect complement for Zonar fleet data," said Mike McQuade, Chief Technical Officer at Zonar. "Zonar tracks longitude, latitude, odometer, speed and fuel, in addition to vehicle diagnostics in our core platform. Esri allows display of fleet locations and other data specific to their operation integrated through Esri's mapping technology.

"The ability to display and store Zonar's detailed GPS location data inside GIS allows our users to leverage advanced spatial analysis and to publish the combined data to mobile units and the Web," says Wolfgang Hall, business development manager for Tracking Solutions at Esri.

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