This week has a been a whirlwind for the teams here at New Century! Our DOT Compliance team is down at the Louisiana Gas Association's Pipeline Safety Conference in NOLA representing the company and taking in all they can about pipeline safety. As Gold Sponsors of the event, we've been thrilled with the sessions, networking opportunities, and attendance. It's been a great week and it's still going - be sure to stop by booth 12 if you're down there!
And, our GIS experts are down at the Esri UC in San Diego. We're sponsoring, exhibiting (booth 2101) and speaking this week so be sure to stop by and see us before the conference is over! Our in-booth demo's include SheetCutter for UPDM as well as utilizing ArcGIS Online to view HCA Analysis & Spill Results anywhere, anytime. Plus, we're showcasing how SheetCutter works on Roads & Highways for our DOT friends who are looking for a straight line diagram application.
And the best part... Our own Chris Nichols, GIS Analyst here at New Century, is presenting later today at the Esri UC! He's showcasing his expertise in the session, Employing Network Analyst to Optimize Field Operator Routes, at 1:30 pm PST today (7/22) in Room 23C.
Be sure to catch is presentation. Here's a quick summary of what he'll be discussing:
Chris will be discussing the benefits of utilizing the vehicle routing problem tool (VRP) in ESRI’s Network Analyst extension to show how routes can be generated as sites are added or removed from an asset area. He'll share how the tool allows for distributing any number of sites among a fleet of field personnel to ensure that the routes are distributed evenly by driving distance, time required at each location, and/or even locations that require personnel to have unique skills.
He'll also be sharing how vehicle routes can be optimized with safety and lower costs in mind. Routes that avoid high incident areas help to prevent accidents and routes that utilize the least amount of fuel or wear and tear on a vehicle can easily be analyzed to suggest the most efficient routes.
And last, he'll be showcasing how the vehicle routing problem tool can also help in emergency response situations. Crews can be rerouted based on their location to deal with any equipment failures and new routes can be generated to deal with natural disasters such as flooding. Network analyst tools can easily be utilized to identify areas that may not be reachable by vehicle in such cases.
Be sure to check it out! Room 23 C at 1:30pm today at Esri UC!
P.S. We're also giving away sweet sunglasses and $5 coupons to the famous Tin Fish! Be sure to visit booth 2101!!