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How Better Asset Management Delivers Clean Water to Indonesia

Located in the South Kalimantan province of Indonesia on a delta island, the city of Banjarmasin is facing a surge of economic and population growth that calls for infrastructure improvements. Historically, poor water sanitation has resulted in a loss of usable resources throughout the country. Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum (PDAM) Banjarmasin, the local water utility company, is working to combat this issue b ...

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Mobile Mapping in Baton Rouge

Situated on the Mississippi River, the city of Baton Rouge, La., is renowned for its wealth of enormous oak trees and bottomland hardwood forests. Unfortunately, these trees can conflict with utility power lines. To capture point data and attributes for trees within public servitudes and right-of-way areas, the city of Baton Rouge’s geographic information system (GIS) analysts use a mobile mapping solution, ...

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Energy Policy Impacts Utility Companies

Intergraph is helping utility companies in Germany meet the requirements of the country's "Energiewende" (energy transition policy). Intergraph's Max Weber recently discussed the impacts of the policy on utility networks with Energie & Management. Germany is transitioning from fossil fuel and nuclear energy to the age of solar and renewable energy. Due to this energy turnaround policy, low- and medium-v ...

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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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