Plan and Manage, A Centralized Communication Tool

Plan and Manage, A Centralized Communication Tool

Your phone buzzes, and a text message tells you that you have assets in danger from a pending threat.  Embedded in the text message is a link to a map that shows you where the threat is and which of your assets are in danger. You and your team are able to act in advance of the pending threat to manage your assets, and update your supply change. But you took it to another level - you set up the notification to alert your employees, your customers, or your clients of the threat; you provide suggestions on how to protect their assets, family, or friends from the pending threat, and you did it all within one application.

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GIS Model for State DOT Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Part Two

GIS Model for State DOT Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Part Two

Building upon a decades-long partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and a thorough understanding of state agency’s maintenance community needs, GeoDecisions developed Maintenance-IQ to empower DOT staff and stakeholders to perform data visualization and mapping tasks without needing a strong GIS background. A collaborative relationship and long history with PennDOT proved an advantage when overcoming project obstacles.

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Power Perspective: Improved Decision Making (Part Two)

Power Perspective: Improved Decision Making (Part Two)

To make good decisions about utility infrastructure, operators need to closely monitor assets, stay informed of their condition, and quickly access their attributes. As an asset management tool, a GIS application offers users a single source for storing reliable asset information and mapping the location of everything from transmission, substations, and above-ground and underground distribution, to service locations. Using GIS, field crews can perform real-time data collection tasks, such as inventorying assets, performing pole inspections, and redlining data discrepancies.

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Power Perspective: Single-Source Asset Management (Part One)

Power Perspective: Single-Source Asset Management (Part One)

Reliable electricity is essential as the U.S. continues toward more sophisticated use of information technology, computerized controls, and sensitive electronics. The interconnection of major power plants plus generation facilities, hundreds of thousands of miles of high-voltage transmission lines, and local distribution networks all play a part in providing electricity essential to U.S. commercial, security, industrial, and residential users. 

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GeoDecisions GeoPlan Benefits Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Utilities

GeoDecisions GeoPlan Benefits Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Utilities

Kevin Scott, GISP, a GeoDecisions senior project manager based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provided the water business unit of Gannett Fleming, GeoDecisions’ parent company, with an overview of GeoPlan during a recent learning session. Powered by GeoDecisions, GeoPlan is a web-based software package that features a full suite of modules to help municipalities, cities, and counties manage operations.

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