Versar Goes Mobile with TerraGo Edge for Environmental Compliance Assessments

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With TerraGo Edge, Versar employees can use tablets and smartphones to monitor and assess watersheds, impacts of power plants, and coastal ecosystems to ensure water quality and compliance with regulatory standards.

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Now we don’t necessarily need complex GPS systems and we can do field work better with a $400 tablet. Our users really like the improved ease of use and features like capturing geo-referenced photos and custom basemaps.

TerraGo, a pioneer of geospatial collaboration, field data collection and enterprise mobility software, announced today that TerraGo Edge® was deployed by Versar’s Environmental Services group.

“Now we don’t necessarily need complex GPS systems and we can do field work better with a $400 tablet. Our users really like the improved ease of use and features like capturing geo-referenced photos and custom basemaps. With the custom basemaps, we can build the right maps, with color coding and symbols and use them in the field without a network connection,” said Brennan Smith, Environmental Scientist at Versar.

The performance advantages of TerraGo Edge helps Versar teams capture field data more quickly and eliminate manual data entry errors. The end result is a field data collection process that improves the quality and efficiency of projects from start to finish. The ease of setting up forms and custom basemaps means less prep work that helps accelerate project starts. Once the field data is collected, the team is able to update relational database systems and use Esri® ArcMap® to make maps for visualization and spatial analysis.

“We already had the forms and knew what data we needed to collect. The TerraGo Edge drag and drop form builders and conditionals were super easy to customize per customer and site, especially compared to the other handhelds,” added Smith.

If you want to learn more about the Versar customer story, click here to read the full case study.

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About TerraGo

TerraGo develops software applications and mobile apps that make it easy for our customers to collect data, share information and work together anywhere, any time. From sharing feature-rich maps and imagery to deploying on-demand apps for a mobile workforce, TerraGo builds intuitive products that enable collaboration from any place on the planet.

Founded in 2005, TerraGo invented the industry’s most widely adopted geospatial collaboration technology with its innovative GeoPDF products, revolutionized field data collection with its TerraGo Edge mobile platform and launched the industry’s first zero-code app development platform with TerraGo Magic.    

TerraGo’s customers include the world’s leading defense and intelligence departments, government agencies, non-profits and commercial enterprises in every industry, with over 2,000 global customers based in over 70 countries and all 50 US states.

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