Zonar has been officially added to the Esri Partner Network as a Silver Tier Partner. The new level of integration is intended to help organizations and municipalities determine capacity enhancements, improve fuel efficiency, optimize routes and share interactive transportation maps on the Web, according to the companies.
“Fuel efficiency is extremely important to our customers. The Zonar and Esri integration provides additional data sets, including elevation, to the fuel capture data Zonar provides,” said Mike McQuade, chief technical officer at Zonar “In addition, private and public fleets are improving customer service by sharing interactive location maps and expected arrival information [with] customers over the Internet and mobile devices.”
“Our customers asked for the ability to easily integrate fleet data into their own GIS,” said Wolfgang Hall, global industry manager, logistics at Esri. “It is very exciting that we can now help our users by merging two leading technologies. 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.”
According to Zonar, current adopters of this technology already use the integration to:
- Determine the fuel-efficiency rates of specific routes
- Provide advanced operational awareness via the integration of real-time vehicle locations with traffic, weather, and specific work orders
- Track vehicle location and diagnostic data in real-time down to the level of customer facility and asset locations, preferred fuel stops, maintenance and service locations, or customer delivery points
- Publish Web-based maps displaying real-time locations and recent activity of snowplows
Zonar handles the tracking of longitude, latitude, odometer, speed and fuel, in addition to vehicle diagnostics in its core platform, while Esri allows display of fleet locations and other data specific to vehicle operation integrated through Esri’s mapping technology.
Earlier this year, Zonar announced integration with Esri to deliver real-time fleet data layered with geographic map information.The new Silver Tier partnership expands that relationship for further co-development and provides the benefits of this technology to all Zonar and Esri customers.