Locus uses Telogis GeoBase to save lives
If you’re in danger, have been injured or require immediate assistance, you depend on emergency workers to rescue you without delay. To make sure they’re dependable when they’re needed emergency workers depend on their own systems to work, fast and reliable, every time. And Locus knows that.
Locus is a well established Nordic System Integrator with a head office located in Sandefjord, Norway. As an independent software vendor (ISV) Locus provide businesses with a range of location-based tools to help manage mobile workforces.
One example is their location-based software, powered by Telogis GeoBase, built for a Norwegian ambulance service. Obviously for a service where minutes can make the difference between life and death, it’s critical to have GPS navigation software that can be relied on to produce the best results in the shortest amount of time.
Telogis GeoBase – A reliable platform to build on
Locus place a high emphasis on delivering products that are highly customized for the end user. When it comes to building the right application for emergency workers they need to achieve some very specific outcomes:
- Reliable map engine – Telogis GeoBase is a map engine that is depended on by some of the world’s largest fleets including many mobile workforces operating in highly-pressured environments such as rescue workers, power and gas companies, and government agencies.
- Accurate map data – Partnering with premium map providers such as TomTom and NAVTEQ mean quality map coverage, whether it’s Norway or New York, as well as frequent updates to make sure map detail is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
- Highly-optimized and fast routing – The Telogis GeoBase algorithms that calculate the best route are fine-tuned to balance the need for speed as well as considering all possible routing scenarios.
Telogis GeoBase provides the solid development platform that Locus needed to achieve the demands of a local ambulance service, to build a responsive GIS application that could be depended on when it’s needed most.
Flexible to match the customer’s needs
One of the advantages of using Telogis GeoBase is the degree of flexibility it offers developers to customize the user interface depending on the client’s needs.
These screenshots highlight how Locus have adapted the navigation screens to provide emergency workers with a wealth of information but also making sure key soft-touch buttons are prominent, easily accessed when staff are in scramble mode.
Built-in tools such as Chameleon offer developers the ability to completely create their own theme to support the end-users needs and project requirements.
Supporting public safety – Our collective goal
Locus, like many software companies, build applications that have a very important role to play in society. Their map dispatch and navigation software for local emergency workers need to be reliable, they need to work, and they need to be accurate. By reducing response times lives can be saved and suffering minimized, which fits with their aim to support public safety. It also improves the morale of those who use the software as part of their job, knowing they can depend on it as an effective decision tool.
We understand the importance of these types of software applications and take our job of developing Telogis GeoBase to be an accurate, reliable SDK, knowing that there are companies out there like Locus who are taking care of the people who take care of us. We aim to make sure they can continue doing that by building robust internal systems to constantly monitor the quality of Telogis GeoBase. Our proficient support team are ready to respond quickly if any issues arise that threaten the high standard we’ve set for ourselves.
If you need a GIS mapping SDK that you must absolutely depend on, you can be assured that Telogis GeoBase has been, and continues to be, thoroughly tested in the field by the most demanding of users. For developers using Telogis GeoBase that’s peace of mind.