The huge development in the information technology has provided the possibilities for much faster and more efficient access to survey data, allowing their remote, nearly real-time management, processing and visualisation. The proposed geographic information system (GIS) is able to integrate many different types of survey data, especially those acquired by various acoustic sensors. It also supports instantaneous 2D and 3D visualisation in the form of thematic layers that can be overlaid. The set of geoprocessing and spatial analysis methods can be used in order to retrieve relevant information and analysis results.
About Geographic Information Systems
Tailoring solutions to each client and to each project, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be implemented on a number of software platforms for use in all sectors, including municipal, provincial and governments, urban development, forestry and emergency response, as well as for linear projects such as pipelines, fibre-optics and power transmission.
The solutions of a GIS platform
- Needs Analysis and Assessment
- Dataset Creation, Manipulation and Implementation
- Data/GIS Modeling
- GIS Analysis and Reporting
- Data Collection, Input and Conversion
- 3D Modeling
- Digital Mapping
- Database Design
- Cartographic Layout and Design
- Printing and Production
- Website Design and Maintenance
- Application Development
Information integrity that mitigates risk
The quality and integrity of project information is of paramount concern. A successful outcome for critical business decisions relies on an inherent trust in the integrity and accuracy of the underlying engineering information that those decisions are based upon. GIS applies rigorous standards and controls to all of the information that goes into project.
The web GIS portal provides a single interface where stakeholders can go to obtain up to date information on engineering, design/build and overall project status. Access to the portal and the different information is controlled by usernames and passwords. These portals are easy to use, requiring no technical GIS knowledge and run on any standard web browser. All project staff, senior executives and even the public can use the portal for knowledge gathering and/or to support decision making. Decreasing and in some cases eliminating the time it takes to find information and make decisions creates value by enabling faster execution of project deliverables.
Collaboration that strengthens communication and ads value
GIS is a conglomerate platform. It is a technology that provides a mechanism where all of the diverse disciplines on engineering projects can interact. The web GIS portals provide a single access point where all project stakeholders can quickly understand everything that is going on, regardless of their individual role within the larger project. GIS facilitates true teamwork by providing a single interactive space where all disciplines and stakeholders can see the full picture.
The ability to move forward on any project relies on being able to effectively communicate with decision makers on the past, current and future state. GIS has advanced tools for analysing information, then presenting and visualizing different scenarios.
GIS for Electric Utilities & Smart Grids
The smart grid is all about situation awareness and effective anticipation of and response to events that might disrupt the performance of the power grid. Since spatial data underlies everything an electric utility does, GIS is the only foundational view that can potentially link every operational activity of an electric utility including design and construction, asset management, workforce management, and outage management as well as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), distribution management systems (DMSs), renewable, and strategy planning.