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Spatial Utility Management System: Rise to Resurrection

Abstract

Anand Sagar K
PSI Data Systems Limited,
India
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The pressures of utility market around the globe are open out. Utilities are often required to compete with domestic and foreign privatization forces for cost-effective operations and manage facilities adopting time-proven, quality-driven, and realistic business practices to better serve the public. In today’s competitive market, managing utility services become a challenging to entrepreneurs for effective utilization of economic concepts to develop a practical cost management approach. An integrated Utility Management System with Geographical Information System (GIS) is essential to capture, store and analyze the demographic changes, spatial changes and aging infrastructure of the utility services. Utility GIS have become an excellent way to record what you have and where it’s located. Thus, it helps to quickly identify maintenance problems and also the engineering of utilities. In this article, the web enabled Spatial Utility Management System (here-in with referred as SUMS) has illustrated with their functionalities. SUMS comprise the services such as water, sewage, gas, electricity and garbage clearance. The functionalities/features of SUMS are capturing and managing information about utility consumers, service locations, meters, backflow devices and other devices, tariffs, service usage by each consumer, Billing services, payments, and providing interfaces for websites of utility companies.Thus the Spatial Utility Management System helps to manage the utility services. I believe that the SUMS helps to pinpoint, where action needs to be taken and optimize operating efficiency, reduce operating costs, and establish a framework for continuous improvement.