USA – Munsys, Inc. today announced the release of new tools utilising Google Earth and Google Maps to better visualise utility information. The tools streamline the overlay of Munsys spatial data stored in Oracle into layers in Google Earth and Google Maps, allowing utility and government organisations to take advantage of Google’s rich graphic environment together with applications such as Street View.
As easy to use applications and rich on-line data, like those provided by Google, become more widely accepted, utility and government users have been looking for ways to view their own data in these environments. The Munsys tools enable engineering design data created in AutoCAD Map to be viewed in Google Earth and Google Maps thereby adding real world context, while also enabling others to share the visualisation.
The ability to easily add your own data to the rich graphic environment and easy to use applications provided by Google adds major benefits for Munsys customers” said Chris Tolken, Munsys President.
“Field crews and managers can view assets such as manholes, hydrants and poles on the map and in the picture. Using the Google Street View capabilities to get visual information about surrounding buildings and structures before sending work crews out into the field provides a new dimension on company data as well as a great way to visualise existing conditions or proposed changes.”
The Munsys tools for Google are being provided as part of Munsys service pack 10.0.2 and are available to all Munsys customers with a valid software upgrade subscription.