For hazard detection, changing levels of water, heat, smoke, radiation, or gases may initiate investigations.For foresters, tree trunk sizes may indicate time to harvest.Over the past decade, Kaart has developed the expertise, experience, documentation, and human capital to bring you the most detailed and current geographic road data throughout the world.

As a result, many features must be located manually, or local sensors must be placed at known locations to locate and/or track specific features.

These methods can be expensive and time consuming, so most GIS data tends to be acquired once, and is updated rarely, if ever.

We hire, train, and manage a growing team of GIS professionals worldwide, including local experts with whom we have long standing relationships.

Kaart has more professionals on the ground ready to meet your needs quickly.

The autonomous mobile data collecting platform patrols at least a portion of a region included in the map and applies the at least one positioning sensor to update its position on the map as it patrols.

The autonomous mobile data collecting platform further applies the at least one data collecting sensor as it patrols to collect data for at least one feature.

The present invention involves the updating of maps in a universal uniform spatial reference frame.

In preferred embodiments, the invention the maps are in GIS space (i.e., using GPS coordinates) and include a number of features that have attributes and/or locations that can change over time.

In the method, an autonomous mobile data collecting platform is provided with a map identifying plurality of features in the reference frame.

The platform has at least one data collecting sensor for collecting data for at least one of the features and at least one positioning sensor for determining the autonomous mobile platform's location on the map.

We stand committed to designing and developing simple, elegant geographic solutions to support your efforts. Our geographers are the only team in the industry that physically drives streets and neighborhoods to collect data for your organization.