Open AreaSeal Sector Insights

Railway Construction

Catalysts for Sustainability

GPS-data and tracking technology, in tandem with GIS-data and area management applications, are indispensable catalysts for sustainable development in the realm of waste management.

Firstly, they provide precise location intelligence, enabling real-time tracking of waste movement, from source to final disposal or recycling.

This precision ensures that waste disposal is efficient, limiting  environmental contamination and promoting recycling. Secondly, GIS data, with its spatial analytics capabilities, can identify optimal locations for recycling centers,
landfills, and waste processing plants while ensuring they are situated away
from sensitive environmental zones.

 Furthermore, it aids in monitoring landfill capacities, ensuring timely waste diversion strategies. Moreover, in mining, these technologies can help manage waste produced during extraction processes, ensuring that it doesn’t detrimentally impact the environment.

In essence, the integration of these
technologies creates a holistic ecosystem where waste is not just discarded but
managed and reused efficiently, ensuring environmental protection and resource

In a nutshell, the groundbreaking benefits of the freely available technologies, Open AreaSeals and Open geoGRIM, lie in their ability to revolutionize waste management and environmental protection.

They offer precise spatial analytics, facilitating real-time tracking of waste from source to disposal. This promotes efficient waste disposal, minimizes environmental contamination, and enhances recycling processes.

Additionally, these innovative standards enable optimal site selection for waste management facilities, ensuring minimal environmental impact.

Through these technologies, not only is waste managed more effectively, but the foundation for a sustainable future in waste management is firmly established.

Application - Innovation - Benefit


GPS tracking technologies are installed on containers and garbage cans to monitor their location.

This helps in managing collection points, avoiding losses, and allocating resources efficiently.

Open AreaSeals & geoGRIM

Using AreaSeals as an open standard in container tracking can provide significant advantages over traditional GPS tracking technologies.

Here are some ways this technology can be used in this use case:

AreaSeals enable precise and efficient assignment of containers and garbage cans to specific locations.Each site can be provided with a unique AreaSeal, which is stored in the geoGRIM database.

This avoids placing containers in the wrong places, which can lead to confusion and inefficient resource allocation.

GPS tracking technologies already provide real-time tracking, but combining GPS with AreaSeals will further improve accuracy.

Each container can be equipped with a GPS device that continuously records its location. When the container comes close to an AreaSeal, the exact position can be precisely detected and assigned.

With precise location data, resources such as garbage collection vehicles or collectors can be used more efficiently.

The administration can easily identify the nearest available collection point and ensure that resources are sent to where they are most needed.

By accurately tracking and mapping containers with AreaSeals, the risk of losses can be minimized.

If a container or garbage can disappears or is moved unexpectedly, this can be quickly detected and tracked.

The use of GRIM enables the storage of historical data about container movements and assignments.

This allows for a comprehensive analysis of past patterns and trends, which can be used to optimize routes and resource allocations.

The combination of GPS and AreaSeals makes it possible to set up custom alarms and notifications.

This means that management entities can be notified immediately if a container is unexpectedly moved or abandoned.

Overall, AreaSeals combined with GPS provide a more accurate, efficient, and powerful solution for container tracking. They improve the management of collection points, help prevent losses, and allow for better resource allocation.

This technology can be of great use not only in waste management, but also in other areas where tracking containers and resources is important.

TGB's Tools & Services

For the container tracking use case, The Green Bridge (TGB), with its various services, offers some notable advantages compared to traditional technology:

The GRIM data model is particularly well-suited to managing rapidly changing data structures. This is crucial because the locations of containers and bins can change over time.

By enabling and disabling relationships in GRIM, changes in the container structure can be easily tracked without changing the actual organizational unit (the container).

TGB provides Open geoGRIM free of charge, which facilitates integration into existing systems and projects.

TGB’s SAAS solutions, including the smart-SNAPPER and the smart-MANAGER, enable the collection and processing of GPS tracking data in the field and in real time.

This is especially helpful for monitoring the locations of containers in real-time.

The smart-SNAPPER is a browser-based SAAS application that enables the collection of location data on-site using mobile devices.

It supports manual and automatic data collection of individual points and routes via a sequence of AreaSeals.

This is ideal for accurate positioning and tracking of containers and garbage cans.

The geoGRIM kernel enables the conversion of GPS tracking data into AreaSeals, which can be easily used in the Open geoGRIM database or in other systems and GIS tools.

By connecting geospatial data and metadata, information about the containers can be effectively managed and analyzed.

The HYPER-TRACKER function of the smart-MANAGER can convert GPS tracking data into AreaSeal STACKS and thus identify complex patterns and clusters of containers.

The ON-LAYER AREA MANAGER enables efficient space management and real-time assignment of status attributes to containers.

The geoGRIM kernel can automatically convert addresses to AreaSeal GRIDS, simplifying the geofencing of collection points.

This geofencing data can be done pre-processing, in-process, or post-processing, depending on your needs.

GRIM technology makes it easy to manage changing data structures that are essential for container tracking.

Data can be added to and disabled, but not deleted or overwritten, preserving data history.

Overall, TGB offers a comprehensive container tracking solution that combines the advantage of flexible data collection, management and analysis with the geoGIM data model, the smart-SNAPPER and the smart-MANAGER.

This allows for more efficient resource allocation, better management of collection points, and avoidance of losses.



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