NeoTreks Plow Ops the “Next Big Thing” in GIS Startups

Directions Magazine features NeoTreks Plow Ops in its article, “Startups: What’s the Next Big Thing?” The magazine caught up with the geospatial development company and other startups at the 2016 Esri User Conference, which connects leaders in the field of geographic information system (GIS) product development.

According to the article: “In the world of utilities, public works and public safety, fleet management technology continued to be a focal point, with personnel tracking technology growing — not just for improved efficiency, but also for worker safety.”

Looking to discover a few fresh ideas to solve geospatial problems, Directions Magazine asked NeoTreks, “Why you? Why now?”

“We connect and deploy fleet-wide on an easily modified smartphone platform,” said Josh Parker, vice president of product development at NeoTreks. “For the Wyoming Department of Transportation, NeoTreks Plow Ops saved almost one year’s worth of reporting time.”

A mobile platform that enables road, weather and critical incident reporting, NeoTreks Plow Ops replaces traditional radio communications to help state and local agencies enhance safety, increase efficiency and reduce weather-related delays.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) team has embraced the experience, ensuring consistent adoption across all levels of users. With NeoTreks Plow Ops, WYDOT has reported:

  • 91% of maintenance staff in the field can send a report without waiting (compared to traditional radio)
  • 25%+ improvement in quality and accuracy of data (compared to traditional radio)
  • 100% of NeoTreks Plow Ops users “feel this new technology is useful in their operations” and “agree NeoTreks Plow Ops is easier than using the radio.”

“We’re proud of the work we’re doing with the Wyoming DOT and look forward to building on our success to help reduce vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities,” said Parker.

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