Web GIS based asset life cycle management

Web GIS based asset life cycle management

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Piyush Kumar Pandey
Piyush Kumar Pandey
Scicom Infotech Pvt Ltd.
noida, india
Email: [email protected]

Ruma Shukla
Scicom Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Email: [email protected]

The aim of developing the Web GIS based Asset life cycle management system is to enhance access to relevant information related to Assets and to provide users with tools for online communication. Emerging GIS applications on the World Wide Web are challenging conventional approaches to planning and decision making

More than simply viewing static maps, the user community of the any physical asset, whether water supply, waste water management or gas transmission agencywants to browse, explore, and query maps, for relevant information supporting planning, maintenance and decision making.

Recent developments in databases (e.g., ESRI’s Spatial Data Engine), GIS Internet Servers, and Java-based GIS (e.g., ActiveMaps) have made Web based GIS and collaboration applications feasible.

The aim of developing the Web GIS Asset Life Cycle Management System is to enhance access to relevant information related to the Assets and to provide users with tools for online communication. Emerging GIS applications on the World Wide Web (WWW) are challenging conventional approaches to planning and decision making and are giving rise to new tools and services using geo-spatial information, where the data are scientifically processed and accurately analyzed for their location and management.

The Technology
The combined technology of GIS and networking enhance communication of information about the pipe accessories and condition among a wide group of pipeline owners, managers, service crews and planners. Web GIS Asset Life Cycle Management System model links stakeholders (senders and receivers of messages) and information technologies (channels of transmission and processing of data). A Central Pipe Data Information System (CPDIS) serves as a hub institution to provide decision support services.

The present Web GIS tends to be a hybrid model, whereby the benefits of both server and client centric models have been adopted. The hybrid model tends to benefit decentralized data management responsibilities. Most of the work is performed by the owners of the pipelines, where the original pipeline data is captured and stored. On the other hand, the model strives to provide access to an aggregated subset of transactional data, present a visual user-interface, and allow for cross-disciplinary analysis. For this to happen the company owning Assets places copies of aggregated source data on the CPDIS’s GIS Internet server to make them available to all stakeholders.