30 January 2013

Google Maps helps Ergon see the forest and the trees

Tracking the growth of trees doesn’t seem an obvious way for a big power company to save money but Queensland’s Ergon Energy estimates it may save nearly $60 million over five years by increasing its use of Google Maps to handle information once stored inside its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

The electricity company is one of a growing number of organisations putting mapping technology, and Google Maps in particular, at the heart of their business practice.

Ergon is using a paid product called Google Maps Engine to map its entire network of 150,000km of poles and wires across Queensland, from towns and cities to remote corners of the state.

Full story from Aus Financial Review.

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