Complete utility GIS replacement

February 28th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Schneider Electric, a GIS solutions provider for utilities and communications providers, and Power Engineers, a global consulting engineering firm specialising in the delivery of integrated solutions, have successfully deployed a GIS replacement project for Madison Gas and Electric (MGE). The utility’s existing GIS was replaced with products that comprise the ArcFM Solution, which is built on the Esri ArcGIS platform. The solution has been deployed company-wide and includes map data entry tools, QA/QC, editing and analysis, graphic work design and mobile and web-based access, thereby empowering seamless access for everyone to the GIS on office desktop and web-capable mobile devices. Unlike a departmental solution, the new GIS will provide MGE with company-wide support and access to GIS and facility data to reduce redundant data entry and the need to extract, translate and load data from one application to another. The transition to the ArcFM solution suite will enable the utilty to better serve customers and streamline operations. GIS analysts, design engineers, line personnel, clerical staff, administrators and executives will all access the same GIS database, using the application that best matches their role within the organisation. Currently, Madison Gas and Electric serves 151 000 customers and distributes natural gas to 158 000 customers.

Contact Jason Ullbricht, Schneider Electric, Tel 011 054-4511,