posted: July 11, 2016 | author: Woolpert Labs
When you think of Google, two primary uses may come to mind first—searching for funny cat pictures and getting turn-by-turn directions to the nearest pizza place.
But the partnership we have with Google offers a slew of solutions that may not seem obvious at first but are extremely useful once discovered. So let’s shed some light on the freshest and most useful applications of this Google Maps for Work technology combined with our rich, geospatial history and expertise.
People like to see what’s coming their way and when—including your users. Why would it be any different regarding deliveries and services? Whether it’s pest control technicians or parcel delivery drivers, you can show users when a service is expected to arrive and where your deliveries or servicers are en route. This solution can be built within your website or app, so you and your users match expectations for when that delivery or service should arrive.
The world is getting smarter. Everyday assets—like refrigerators, thermostats and smart watches—now commonly include internal computers. Cataloging things (or people) and seeing the location and status of them is much easier with our Google-based solution. You can track the status of a delivered package or the whereabouts of a missing Alzheimer’s patient. You could even know how well-stocked a vending machine is. That’s how powerful our solution can be.
Online forms are annoying. We know that, and so does Google, which makes the address autocomplete solution not only handy for easier form completion but also for address validation. If applicable, this is a simple enhancement that all business should have.
You may think that Google Maps can only route you on streets outside. We’re happy to let you know that this is a myth! Our custom solution can help route people indoors—whether you need to direct users around a mall, university campus building, hospital with nearby restaurants, an event with indoor and outdoor destinations, or a number of other spaces based on your and your users’ needs.
People know Google Maps—so why should you consider anything other than the most familiar mapping software as the backdrop to your custom map? With offline availability, these maps are easy to use and easy to manage. Especially in disaster-relief efforts, you’ll want to have access to clear data and maps that show the most damaged regions to prioritize efforts. From these maps, derivative solutions follow, including reporting and measuring.