To help its residential, commercial, and industrial customers meet energy efficiency goals, DTE hired ICF International and NBT Solutions to develop an online tool to help these customers search for contractors that provide specific energy efficiency services.
The application allows users to enter a location and specify the types of services they are interested in. The application then returns a list of contractors that meet the users’ criteria, a map showing the locations of the contractors, and detailed information about the contractor including any reviews of that contractor.Visit Website
The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) hired ICF and NBT Solutions to develop a web mapping solution that allows Weatherization Plus and Healthy Home providers to easily locate each other and work collaboratively on the whole-house approach to energy efficiency and safety improvements. Through an easy to use online map, users have access to a full library of providers including name, location, and contact information. The web mapping solution was built using a combination of open source geospatial tools and ESRI map services.
Weatherization Plus describes the evolution of the Weatherization Assistance Program from its traditional focus on heating and cooling energy conservation to an expanded focus on whole-house energy usage and whole-community efforts. The whole-house approach incorporates advanced technologies and addresses the comprehensive energy usage in low income homes, as well as related health and safety improvements. The whole-community approach enables weatherization providers to serve as a resource for community-based efforts to conserve energy, boost economic activity, and improve the environment.Visit Website
WeatherBlur is an online learning platform for middle schoolers to learn more about weather and its impact on terrestrial and marine environments. By using an online community of fishermen, teachers, and scientists the students are able to interact with experts and pose questions and create discussions that further their understanding about weather phenomenon.
WeatherBlur is a project implemented by the Island Institute in Rockland, ME and is funded through a STEM grant awarded by the National Science Foundation. Future work includes adding a badging system to award students for achieving certain learning and collaboration goals.Visit Website
NBT Solutions works with MaineHealth, Maine’s largest health care provider system, to develop data analyses, presentations and maps. We design and deliver thematic maps depicting the status of Maine’s population health in an annual MaineHealth Index report.Visit Website
The Index project tracks progress on 7 key priorities that are linked to community health status:
NBT Solutions was hired to conduct a needs assessment and strategic plan for the geospatial services and applications requirements of NeighborWorks America. Interviews with numerous program managers and corporate IT functions led to the establishment of an implementation plan for multiple systems and points of access. Geoprocessing workflows are being implemented to manage geocoding, spatial append, and mapping.
NBT Solutions is working closely with the New England Fiber Company to provide an online mapping service that enables fiber optic providers to locate customers and determine the best method for providing services to these customers. FiberLocator, a GIS-based web application, contains the location and description of fiber optic assets from over 150 different fiber carriers within the US. The application is provided to users on a subscription basis and supports a general set of GIS tools, including pan and zoom, zoom to area, interactive distance measurement, feature information queries (i.e. info tool) and printing. Users can quickly locate customers based on address and see what dark fiber assets and lit buildings are within proximity a location. A custom dynamic legend component limits the legend display to only the line layers that are in the current map view - allowing the uses to quickly filter out relevant fiber assets.
FiberLocator was developed using open source standards and tools, including OpenLayers, ExtJs, MapServer, and PostGres/PostGIS. All data is served using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, including Web Mapping Services (WMS), Web Feature Services (WFS) and Web Coverage Services (WCS). The application supports geocoding of addresses and detailed basemap coverages using Bing Maps API.Visit Website
Tata Communications is a world-wide provider of high quality communication services including internet, data centers, VOIP, CDNs, and high speed transmission. The goal of this project is to show the location and quantity of these services throughout the globe. The result is a web map viewer that can be accessed through a desktop browser or as an application on a tablet or smartphone. Users can filter to see only certain services and zoom into locations to get better detail about these services including the location of where the services are provided (e.g. what city).
Vetro makes it easier to target your fiber network investment and manage it for the long term. View your fiber network assets including cables, poles, material, and equipment. Stimulate demand for your fiber service by engaging neighborhoods with incentives and status updates. Quickly assess the costs and benefits of network expansion projects.
Asset Inventory Mapping and Display - view network assets, lit buildings, data centers, potential/existing customers, rights-of-way, conduits, and other features through a simple mapping interface.
Demand Generation and Tracking - increase your take rates by estimating and tracking the demand for current and proposed fiber network services. Pro-actively promote your expansion plans with potential customers.
Project Design and Planning - develop potential scenarios for expansion. Estimate the type and quantity of equipment that is needed, identify poles and/or conduits needed to place the fiber, show where splice points will occur, and indicate what points of presence (POPs) will be used.Visit Website