Sweeping on the Job: Minimizing Inspection Costs Using GPS, GIS and a Custom Web App Widget
One of the responsibilities of any jurisdiction that has infrastructure is maintenance. Since there is often more work than agency personnel, some of these maintenance functions need to be contracted out. In Maricopa County, street sweeping is one such contracted maintenance function. To ensure that the job was done right and all areas were actually swept, inspectors would usually drive the routes after the scheduled sweeping. Improving this process through use of GPS tracking, GIS mapping and analysis and creation of a custom web application tool has greatly sped up and improved the inspection business process, enabled quick verification of invoices and reduced costs. Walking through the steps taken to move the inspection process from field to office using the best available technologies will be the topic of this presentation.