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Utilities

GIS information is becoming an integral part of the day to day inputs that various departments are embedding in their data to refine operational and strategic decisions.

Our Geospatial solutions and services standardize and integrate utilities data from different sources and render them accessible to a wide base of users. They provide mapped visualizations of networks (e.g., sewage drainage, potable water networks, gas pipes infrastructure, or electricity cables), which enables effective planning of construction and maintenance activities.

 

We cover multiple areas under the utilities industry for organization looking at the standardizing the use of GIS within their day-today operations or more mature customer with GIS special needs or GIS applications development.

  • Data Conversion, including digitization of paper documents such as but not limited to as-built.

  • Creation of planimetrics Data from existing Digital Orthophotography

  • Organization assets management

  • Workflow automation

  • Visual demographics analysis

  • Infrastructure management

​By using our Geospatial solutions and enhanced network mapping capability; intelligent business information, topography, rights-of-way, satellite imagery, and field data are just a few mouse-clicks away.

Data Conversion's Value Proposition

  • Reducing time in the field spent searching for assets.

  • Facilitating the planning for the infrastructure maintenance, its replacement and growth.

  • Providing tools for network analysis. 

  • Increasing work force productivity

    • Reducing travel time and costs.

    • Increasing the dynamic interaction of workflows.

    • Providing real-time information flow between the field and the office.

Water & Watewater Industry
The quality of the entire utility infrastructure information and the underlying information system is the foundation upon which water companies are building their services offering nowadays. This entails having a repository of accurate, actual (as-built), GIS network data, and a system that reduces the time needed to access, visualize, and analyze information about different utility network elements. Having such data and system in place is of the utmost importance for all water utility management functions. 
Maintenance and operations teams have faster access to information about the network infrastructure, its vulnerable points, and its damages; they can also perform quick analysis for faster decision-making, such as valves that should be closed when a specific pipe is broken. Accurate information enables better planning for preventive maintenance activities and faster, more efficient field operations for both preventive and corrective maintenance. Consequently, faster responses reduce water agency costs and time and increase its customers' satisfaction. Customers' satisfaction can also be better maintained when Customer Service employees can access the exact customer location and accurate up-to-date information about the network components servicing them, accordingly providing a better response time to complaining customers. Network extension planning, and water quality monitoring are other areas that are benefiting from having accurate high-quality data accessible through a well-structured geo-enabled system.
In line with the above common industry-wide benefits of having access to the right data at the right time, organizations are seeking to empower their employees with access to updated as-built data in GIS format, along with tools and applications that would help them make the best use of such data. NextGSS can help you accomplish this goal and support the fulfillment of objectives such as but not limited to the following:

  • Updating your organization GIS data with the latest as-built network drawings:

    • Systematic scanning and storage of the latest as-built drawings following the well-established industry standards in preparation for their conversion to GIS data.

    • Conversion of scanned as-built drawings and CAD data into GIS format to update your geodatabase with the latest water utility network data, and accordingly enable your employees to benefit from the visualization and analysis of such information.

    • Updating other existing GIS data such as county data, leak reports, master address table, and GIS attributes.

  • Ensuring high-quality deliverables based on established quality standards and procedures to be adopted for different project tasks as applicable.

  • Provide your organization with the required technical support for the existing Esri GIS products and database.​​

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