Compass4Colorado is making high-tech GIS and mapping capabilities available for the recovery initiatives associated with the Colorado floods.
To this end, the company is providing both public- and private-sector organizations with mapping software, integration services, training and expertise to help victims and overcome this disaster.
While software, services and soft skills are provided free of cost, equipment rentals are delivered at reduced rates to those associated in flood assessment and recovery programs.
Compass4Colorado will also offer free flood-mapping webinars and workshops from this month onwards.
"Companies, utilities, and government agencies across Colorado and Nebraska are faced with assessing the full extent of flood damage as recovery begins," said W. Brant Howard, founder and chairman of CompassTools. "We believe that geospatial technologies, especially mobile field data collection, can help this assessment phase proceed more quickly and accurately so the impacted communities can rebuild sooner."
In Colorado, several organizations engaged in flood relief work were using some in-house GPS or GIS capabilities. However, their equipment was not adequate and CompassTools found that they required software upgrades and even training to deploy tools effectively.
CompassTools has decided that they will deliver GPS or GIS mapping capability to organizations working in the flood-affected areas of Colorado or Nebraska.
The company will also train people to effectively use the technology.
Compass4Colorado is offering to organizations, one-year subscription with configuration service for Trimble (News - Alert) Terraflex mobile data collection software.
In addition, it is providing organizations with configuration of TrimbleConnect for water/waste water inspection and integration of Laser Technology laser rangefinders into GPS data collection workflow.
Reduced rates will be offered on Trimble GPS and Laser Technology laser range finder equipment.
Several other companies such as Juniper Systems are helping victims of Colorado flood. Last month, Juniper loaned ten Mesa Rugged Notepads to officials in Colorado to assess and report damages caused by recent flooding.
Edited by Ryan Sartor