Anticipated benefit Optimized routing, location-based trend analysis, mapping and directions, site selection and more.
Hurdles The U.S. military could choose to reduce GPS satellite accuracy for security reasons; GPS doesn’t work inside or underground without amplification tools.
Primary markets Mobile workforces, delivery fleets, governments.
Cost Varies widely by application.
@Road (www.atroad.com): Hosted mobile resource management services.
Autodesk (www.autodesk.com): Mapping tools and GIS tools for CAD and GIS data.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (www.esri.com): GIS and mapping software.
Garmin (www.garmin.com): GPS handheld receivers.
Gearworks (www.gearworks.com): GPS fleet tracking, real-time job ticketing, status updates, messaging, directions and Web-based dispatch.
Intergraph (www.intergraph.com): Mapping and geospatial products.
MapInfo (www.mapinfo.com): Location-based software and services.
Navigation Technologies (navtech.com): Digital map data.
Nextel (www.nextel.com): GPS-enabled wireless phones and Mobile Locator service (scheduled to launch later this year).
Pomals (www.pomals.com): Mobile location-based applications.
Tele Atlas (www.teleatlas.com): Digital map data.