Improving Service Delivery in Africa through GIS


Geomatics for Africa

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Etienne Louw, TomTom Africa, South Africa,


African service delivery requirements, whether moving people or moving goods, responding to emergencies or delivering packages, requires industry leading geomatics including logistics content, unparalleled road network coverage and accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date traffic information. Utilising this spatial data will have a number of benefits such as preventing service vehicles from being driven where they might be in danger of causing damage to the vehicle or infrastructure or avoiding expensive fines for violating restrictions.

Other benefits include reducing fleet operating expenses by limiting out-of-route kilometers and increasing asset utilisation or calculating improved estimated arrival times resulting in a greener fleet by reducing fuel usage and minimising carbon emissions. For traffic and infrastructure management real-time data for all road networks helps to improve infrastructure performance, thereal-time data is based on probes and not reliant on expensive infra based equipment which is a cost effective way to analyse and improve traffic situations. TomTom supports these needs with sophisticated service integration and industry leading production cycles.

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