Project Category: GPS Field Data Collection

PG&E Android mobile app for inspecting gas and electric pipelines

PG&E Android mobile app for inspecting gas and electric pipelines

Challenge Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) wanted a Android-based mobile application for viewing PG&E’s existing Gas and Electric Mapping System (GEMS) map files maps to support field crews performing pipelines inspections. The client required this application to support map files in TIFF format (not natively supported by Android), the ability to locate and track the user’s location, and make temporary markups to the map display. Solution Farallon developed a...
Bay Area Air Quality Management District – Geospatial Components Integration With Mobile Field App

Bay Area Air Quality Management District – Geospatial Components Integration With Mobile Field App

Challenge The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“BAAQMD”) is responsible for maintaining air quality standards within the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. BAAQMD maintains several applications, integrated with a single backend for managing all of its daily operations. These applications aid compliance of air standards and include permitting, engineering, and enforcement apps. BAAQMD needed to develop and integrate geospatial functionality into these applications as well as build...
TKT STPR iPhone & Android App helps avoid parking tickets in San Francisco

TKT STPR iPhone & Android App helps avoid parking tickets in San Francisco

Challenge General Eyeballs was in process of developing an iPhone & Android application to help drivers avoid parking tickets in San Francisco as well as other major urban centers. No central database of citywide parking regulations and restrictions in San Francisco existed so one had to be created that could intelligently integrate sophisticated spatial and non-spatial data. Solution Farallon Geographics integrated a variety of data sources from the City...
Mobile Data Collection Application using Android

Mobile Data Collection Application using Android

Challenge A Bay Area city needed to develop a comprehensive and accurate storm drain geodatabase and geometric network to support the City’s stormwater infrastructure planning, operations, maintenance, and environmental impact assessment. Crews required a simple, intuitive and efficient solution for collecting detailed information about the more than 12000 storm drain features including high accuracy GPS data (2-5m) and digital photography while in the field. Managers in the office wanted...
Farallon Helps Caltrans Improve Accuracy of States County Route Postmile System

Farallon Helps Caltrans Improve Accuracy of States County Route Postmile System

Challenge The California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) locates points along California’s highways using a linear referencing system based on county, route (highway number) and postmile (distance along the highway centerline from the county boundary). Caltrans wanted to improve the accuracy of the county route postmile system by accurately determining locations where highways cross county lines, especially in areas where the highway repeatedly crosses county lines over a short distance...