Saturday, March 20, 2010

Trimble Forms New Mapping & GIS Industry Solutions Group

Trimble has formed a new industry solutions group within its Mapping and GIS Division. The new group, known as the Market Solutions Team, will work with strategic customers in key industries such as utilities, natural resources, transportation and municipal government to develop advanced data use solutions for field workers involved in the collection, management and utilisation of geospatial information.

Over the last 30 years, Trimble has developed a portfolio of market-leading hardware and software products focused on the field data collection of fixed assets using Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.

After a series of successful product launches, Trimble realised the need for a complementary set of solutions for an ever-growing number of field workers who leverage those assets in their daily business operations. The market solutions team will work closely with customers in selected industries to deliver easy-to-use and customised GPS and GIS solutions. It aims to deliver innovative solutions that improve the efficiency of the field workforce and foster the development of new products that can be distributed through Trimble's global network of authorised mapping and GIS resellers.

The team will initially focus on projects in North America where Trimble has identified a number of opportunities to collaborate with organisations that have large numbers of field workers managing geospatial information. It will also work with the UK-based Trimble professional services (TPS) group already focused on the European market.

Peter Large, general manager of Trimble's Mapping & GIS Division, said, "The market solutions team will provide an advantage to our customers who realise that providing geo-enabled solutions to their field workers can result in a significant return on investment. The new group's industry experience, background in positioning technology and focus on solving customer problems are important criteria for delivering compelling applications of geospatial technology in the field, such as planning and design, asset management and inspection and mobile GIS."


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