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Haestad Methods launches the first true Geospatial Water Distribution Modeling and Management software

Haestad Methods announced the release of WaterGEMS, the world’s first true Geospatial Water Modeling and Management System for the enterprise. WaterGEMS is the most powerful GIS-based solution available for efficiently modeling, managing, and protecting our most valuable resource–water.

The development of the GEMS (Geographic Engineering Modeling System) framework is a technological leap for Haestad Methods and forms the backbone of its future product lines. WaterGEMS suite of powerful modeling tools includes:

  • SkelebratorTM for reducing complex raw GIS assets into accurate modeling representations while automatically preserving pipe network integrity and hydraulic capacity
  • Reflective Data Model for extending the data coverage in real-time by adding custom fields, attributes, and objects (GEMSLinksTM)
  • LoadBuilderTM for defining, assigning, forecasting, and managing customer demand information as defined by meter records, landuse, parcels, and zoning plans
  • TRexTM terrain extraction utility for automatic mining of elevation data from DEM (digital elevation model) and DTM (digital terrain model) datasets
  • WaterSafeTM technology for simulating potential terrorist attacks and disruptions to the water system, predicting contaminant propagation and concentration, preparing for emergencies, identifying impacted populations, and supporting real-time decision-making
  • ModelForgeTM for linking any type of enterprise and GIS data to the GEMS environment and constructing a living model from existing data assets
  • WaterObjectsTM for adding custom functionality and developing components and full applications using standard programming languages and scripts
  • GeoGrapherTM for advanced visualization, graphic presentation, and publishing of any data store
  • DarwinTM Optimization tools based on multi-parameter genetic algorithms and MAGICTM technology that streamline and automate calibration, system design, and pump operations
  • Scenario Control CenterTM for organizing, comparing, and managing historical, current, proposed, and real-time modeling scenarios
  • Variable-Speed Pump Modeling with APEXTM Technology that automatically calculates pump speeds during EPS runs, enables full logical controls, and targets nodes anywhere in the system
  • Advanced Hydraulic and Water Quality Capabilities such as automated fireflow analysis; constituent, age, and trace analysis; leakage and sprinkler modeling; energy and capital cost evaluation; and more.

    Using ArcObjects, the new ArcGISTM 8 technology foundation from ESRI, Haestad Methods’ WaterGEMS capitalizes on the intelligence of the new geodatabase format instead of relying solely on shapefile technology and data exchange methods like other available water models. While WaterGEMS still accommodates shapefiles and ArcInfo┬« coverages, it provides users with the tools to migrate to the modern geodatabase format on their own schedule. Plus users get all of the functionality that comes with ArcGIS 8 including advanced symbology options that turn hydraulic models into powerful visual presentation tools.