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Next in GIS-in the Field and in the Cloud

Matt Ball on July 18, 2013 - in Energy

A geographic information system (GIS) is one of the most important utility tools: It provides a map of all assets, along with real-time updates on statuses and conditions. But this information isn’t useful if it can be accessed only by an office worker on a computer. It also must be available to field crews working on the day-to-day network operations or responding to an outage event.

The speed at which data for the GIS is gathered can mean the difference between a disjointed field crew with incomplete orders and information and an optimized team that is moving deliberately from one project to the next.

Although expanding GIS is critical, many utilities try to avoid the expansion and cost of adding more information technology (IT) resources. Next-generation GIS tools for field teams address both of these issues and improve network performance and the bottom line.

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Matt Ball

About Matt Ball

Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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