Louisiana DOTD Deploys TerraGo Edge For Flood Inspection
The mobile option removes the need for an on-site server
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is working on an inspection project focused on flood protection infrastructure including levees, dams and reservoirs. The department has selected TerraGo Edge to carry out the field work.
“We really wanted a cloud-based system, so we wouldn’t need to maintain a database server on-site. And if we could deploy an Android solution, those tablets would only cost us about $200, so the hardware would be pennies on the dollar,” says Doug Taylor, director of levees, dams and reservoirs at the DOTD. “We could break and replace a lot of Android tablets compared to a traditional, ruggedized GPS tablet at $6,000.”
After a series of successful field trials, DOTD decided on the TerraGo Edge for reliability, ease of use and customizability, all with a cloud-based database solution at a fraction of the cost.
TerraGo Edge’s customizable forms mean the DOTD never has to pay a software services fee for modifying a hard-coded solution again. They can design their own forms, maps and workflows, flexibly changing them whenever needed to improve the speed and quality of inspections and maintenance.
“Honestly, my favorite part about TerraGo Edge is that it’s just easy to use”, Taylor says. “It’s easy to use in the field and it’s easy to get information and reports out whenever we need them.”
TerraGo, founded in 2005, develops software applications and mobile apps to help customers collect data, share information and work together anywhere, any time. From sharing feature-rich maps and imagery to deploying on-demand apps for a mobile workforce, TerraGo builds intuitive products that enable collaboration from any place on the planet. TerraGo’s customers include defense and intelligence departments, government agencies, non-profits and commercial enterprises, with more than 2,000 global customers based in over 70 countries and all 50 U.S. states.