Groundskeeper Tech (GT)

SprinklerMaps Turns iPads into Landscape Management Tools

San Diego-based software company Groundskeeper Tech (GT) says it is challenging the status quo in the landscape industry with their breakthrough mapping software called SprinklerMaps.

GT founder Mike D’Ascanio began developing SprinklerMaps in response to a pressing need he identified in his years of experience in landscape maintenance. Working as head groundskeeper at the University of California, D’Ascanio grew frustrated with printed paper landscape maps, which were routinely outdated, inaccurate or flat out inaccessible.

How it works. SprinklerMaps gives users the ability to plot their irrigation and utility systems with “pinpoint precision” on a live satellite map, transforming an iPad into a practical landscape management tool.

Features. Additional features include a square footage estimator, Sprinkler Radius Viewer, GPM tallies, and the ability to flag markers for repair.

Benefits. The main benefit of the SprinklerMaps solution, the company explains, is greatly increased efficiency for maintenance workers who use the tool to locate and document repairs. SprinklerMaps also provides a system of accountability, allowing landscape managers to map out assigned tasks and track progress.

SprinklerMaps is designed specifically for landscape and irrigation managers. According to SprinklerMaps, amongst the industry leaders embracing this technology are major universities, golf courses, and several professional sports teams including an English Premier League Soccer Team.

“This is really only the beginning of what we have planned,” D’Ascanio explains. “SprinklerMaps is a solid foundation we will continue to build on. We look forward to working further with our colleagues developing technology solutions for landscape maintenance that improve results, while saving time and money.”

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