Geoforce asset tracking built on Rails

New iOS release of oil country asset tracking application leverages Ruby on Rails.

Geoforce has announced an iOS version of its GPS-based oil country asset tracking solution for use on Apple iPhones and iPads. The Geoforce Mobile App offers a field asset search function and Apple Maps-based turn-by-turn driving instructions to reach a target location. Asset data is hosted at Geoforce’s SAS 70 compliant managed hosting center at Ashburn, Virginia.

An oilfield specific GIS taxonomy of rig names and lease information is embedded in the application which can be edited to add specific groups of assets, such as water trucks and frac tanks—thus facilitating the dynamic routing of service vehicles. The app also provides days-on-location and speeding vehicle reports. Quarterly security scans are used to test the system which has passed security audits run by clients including BP and Schlumberger.

Geoforce’s primary software technology is Ruby on Rails. The company is planning a presentation at next year’s ‘BigRuby’ conference to ‘show off how Geoforce supports massive global traceability, and asset velocity initiatives within oil and gas.’ More from Geoforce.

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