US: Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) in Rochester, Minnesota, recently used an enterprise GIS programme, ArcGIS ArcMap from Esri, in order to overcome an interruption while providing services to more than 47,000 power and 35,000 water customers. The software helped RPU collect geographical and tabular data related to the outage.
“Using ArcMap, we can see an aerial photograph of where the outage has occurred, along with the location of power lines, fuses, transformers, etc. in the affected area,” said Ryan Moore, GIS specialist at RPU. RPU used Verizon Networkfleet’s GPS wireless fleet management system to track the location of certain trucks. Seeing truck locations in relation to outages was accomplished with the web-based application programme interface that Networkfleet provides to every customer.
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