Mapping for Transportation
In the last post Transportation and Internet Mapping we discussed how the transportation industry is being effected by the mapping industry. From aviation to private automobile use, mapping is a vital part of moving people, goods, and products.
Today we use mapping to help locate properties, find our way around a neighborhood, or develop analysis of a city. Mapping can be used in a number of ways and transportation has seized this opportunity to capitalize on this market.
How transportation services use mapping software may be different from place to place but the value of the service is undeniable. We discussed the limousine business in the last post and another company we found that used a lot of good mapping technology is in Kansas City, and their business thrives on such technology.
Unlike other transportation service companies many limousine companies like Kansas City Limo uses mapping to help provide their customers with a better experience. By using internet mapping tools the drivers are able to streamline the process and develop a plan of action for the destinations with alternatives depending on current traffic and weather conditions.
This process allows the customer to arrive to their destination on time every time and allows the drivers to know the best places to pick up and drop off their guest. By using this mapping technology everyone gets benefits from the process and most likely the business just obtained a repeat customer.
The aviation industry has been using mapping technology since the dawn of the airplane. Today without air traffic control towers it would be difficult to sustain good air travel. These towers coordinate all the airlines that fly through an airport. Without these towers it would be difficult coordinate all the air traffic that happens during a typical day.
The air traffic control towers rely on mapping technology that determines the best route to take when taking off, landing and avoiding airplane collisions. This is a very demanding position that requires a lot of training and quick decisions when things don’t go as planned. Technology and in particular mapping is a vital part to help air traffic controllers do their job.
In addition to the aviation industry is rail and sea travel. Each of these areas also rely on mapping technology that helps minimize transportation issues. Sea travel is almost all done by mapping technology since it would be very difficult to navigate the waterways without some type of mapping technology. Though this was done prior to the advent of technology, mapping has helped make sea travel more efficient.
Mapping technology and transportation have gone hand in hand for decades and this trend is only continuing to grow with the advancement of better more accurate technology to help guide transportation in this country. Today our transportation industries rely on internet mapping to speed up the process and make transit more efficient.
Transportation engineers have long praised the way technology helps to make their jobs easier and more organized, and many look forward to the growth in this technology and how it can aid them in doing their jobs more productively.