Google Maps Case Studies

Make your geospatial data more accessible so that anyone in your workforce, from the office to the field, can find it. With your data securely stored on Google’s cloud, mobile workers can access maps anytime, and collaborate from anywhere on any device.

See how the public sector is leveraging Google Maps to improve citizen services:


Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Austin, Texas has grown to 1.3 million citizens, but until recently didn’t have the right technology to properly track deputies in the field. By moving to Google Maps Coordinate, they are able to track deputies in real-time on their individual devices, which makes protecting citizens and law enforcement officers much easier. Read more about Travis County here and watch their video

In the event of a natural disaster or emergency, every second matters. After the 2007 wildfires struck Southern California and 500,000 people were told to evacuate their homes, the Red Cross- San Diego Chapter decided they could do more to be better prepared. They implemented a new response system for volunteers and the public using Google Earth and Maps. Now, people can see in real-time everything from the location of volunteers to shelters, food trucks, and medical supplies. Read more about the Red Cross here and watch their video

Every month, an average of one million vehicles cross the three bridges near Niagara Falls. The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) is where visitors turn for traffic and safety notifications. With the help of Google Maps, they developed a new multilayered map that includes information from construction projects, delays and border crossing time. Now, it’s a one-stop-shop for traffic information in the area. Check out their map which uses the Google Maps API here

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every single person in America. It’s important the information is as accurate as possible because that data is used for everything- from from setting voting districts to population spending. It’s also important that data is accessible. To provide census data to the public, the Bureau created an interactive map using Google Maps. Now every person can search through the Census data quickly and easily. Learn more about their move to Google Maps here and watch the video

Amtrak helps over 31 million passengers every year reach their destinations. To provide more accurate and updated information on train locations and arrival times, they developed an interactive train locator map using Google Maps Engine. On the new map, travelers can locate trains, zoom in on stations, and track the status of their train all in near real-time. Learn more about Track-A-Train here.

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