GIS Can Make HVAC Jobs Easier

October 02, 2014

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) believe it or not will make just about any HVAC professional's job easier. Aerial photography became extremely useful to contractors when progress of projects could be shown through pictures. Eventually other job functions caught onto this resource that had been available for years. 

Now clients can see what their proposed project can look like along with determining the status of equipment on top of a building in real-time. There are different levels of complexity when it comes to the variations of imagery HVAC professionals use, which include 3D imaging.Picture16

Lawrence Clark predicts that the future of aerial imaging with slide into GIS mapping.

GIS mapping allows for:

  • Detecting points of interest for a job site
  • Tracking visible equipment via satellite
  • Administering data on future job sites even before it's visited
  • Altering geographic information based on upcoming needs of the job site
  • Displaying geographic conflicts within a potential job site
  • Designating resources appropriately

What HVAC job functions can benefit?

Although the majority of contractors and architects can use this tool, facility managers and energy auditors can implement it at job sites as well. When it comes to the utility of GIS, a wide range of job functions and industries are able to utilize it and many any project easier. With GIS implementation, providing job specs are simplified, allows to provide the correct type and number of products. Google Earth is one of the easiest GIS systems to use and access when it comes to geographic landscape tracking. With continuous improvement in data collection, obtaining building insight can even easier than you think.


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Topics: Critical Environments, HVAC/R OEM, Energy Management, Building Automation, HVAC/R