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HxGN LIVE Spotlight: Utility Captures Asset Data with Smartphone App

Frederiksberg Utility, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, provides water, sewage, gas, and district heating/cooling to 100,000 people. An early adopter of Intergraph’s Mobile Alert, Frederiksberg Utility has used the app to collect manhole cover information since the summer of 2013. This information is gathered in the field, stored in Intergraph’s cloud service and used to update the GIS facility database with ...

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Transport for London to Manage Assets in the Cloud

Transport for London (TfL), responsible for implementing and managing London’s transport strategy and services, is implementing a cloud-based GIS solution to provide improved GIS performance, greater accessibility and transparency of property assets and more up-to-date and improved functionality to TfL’s Commercial Development Directorate. Using GeoMedia, Intergraph’s hosted environment will consolidate and ...

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CESC Reduces Power Loss by 11 Percentage Points

CESC is an Indian electricity generation (thermal power), transmission and distribution company that serves a population of more than 11 million spread across 567 square kilometers. Connected through a complex distribution network (both underground and overhead), CESC requires detailed asset mapping and consumer indexing to reduce the response time for outages and optimize load balancing for transformers. C ...

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How Canada Changed the World

You can make a convincing argument that the world owes Canada a debt of gratitude. After all, it was Canada that pioneered the use of geographic information systems (GIS), which changed the world of mapping. The late Roger Tomlinson, known as the father of GIS, developed the first such system in 1962 for the Canada Land Inventory, a project to map the capacity of land to sustain agriculture, forestry, recre ...

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How the Adirondack Park Agency Protects and Regulates its Wetlands While Reducing Costs

Converting analog images to digital images can be a lengthy process; a process the Adirondack Park Agency in New York is very familiar with. For years, the park mapped wetlands with overlays on top of analog photographs before adapting to the digital world. The Adirondack Park covers six million acres with wetlands accounting for 16 percent of the acreage. Monitoring and protecting these wetlands is a vital ...

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Thoughts on DistribuTECH and the role of GIS in DMS

Last week, the leading annual smart grid conference was held in San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Now in its 24th year, DistribuTECH had its largest attendance ever, topping out at more than 10,000 attendees, according to an Electric Light & Power report. This included representatives from 300 utilities spanning 66 countries worldwide. This year, I received the honor of bei ...

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DistribuTECH Showcases GIS Technology at 2014 Conference

GIS has been the forefront of technology and a hot topic for the past few years, this year gaining its own track at DistribuTECH, GIS and Mobile Solutions, allowing for more emphasis on each of these areas. Utility companies are looking for ways to better manage infrastructure, enhance dynamic generation for utility and communication network models for better visualization and analysis,  and improve work ma ...

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Intergraph U: Expanding Education with Hands-On Learning

A study conducted by Purdue University found students who have access to hands-on learning tools develop a deeper understanding for the subject matter. This is critically important for GIS users, as the industry centers around the use of geospatial software and technology, which is why we partner with universities around the world to provide solutions to help you continue to learn. Whether you’re interested ...

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Igniting the Power of GIS: Virginia Beach Enables Non-GIS Users to Update City Maps

Accessing, managing and updating maps is now easier than ever before, and Virginia Beach is taking advantage of the improvements in GIS technology that allows non-GIS experts to more easily update city map information and manage the city’s property. For years, Virginia Beach struggled with complicated workflows to change the city’s map information. Previously, any changes had to be done using a desktop GIS, ...

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Photogrammetry: When You Feel the Need – the Need for Speed

While some users mostly need to do some photogrammetric processing in conjunction with another project, some shops are primarily interested in simply moving large quantities of raw imagery into a more usable format as quickly as possible. The map production division of your state Department of Transportation, a national mapping agency (like the U.S. Geological Survey in the U.S.), or a company that acquires ...

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