“Your cough, headaches, and gasps for air may be symptoms of a cold, or they may be caused by smog. Unfortunately, GIS cannot cure the common cold, albeit we wish it could. But it can be used to significantly reduce air pollutants, the bane of urban living. Denmark’s transportation companies are considering how route optimization can reduce their carbon (CO2) emissions.
“Global green initiatives include information technologies to identify problem areas, create plans, and measure the effects of environmental programs. GIS supports the science for measuring and analyzing environmental impacts, as well as providing environmental management solutions that effect change. One solution is to use GIS for intelligent fleet management. This can reduce CO2 emissions and provide the benefits of saving time and money.”