PlanGraphics, Inc. has been awarded a contract with Chengdu Municipal Waterworks Company in China’s Sichuan Province. PlanGraphics will deliver project management, design and implementation services to implement GIS to manage Chengdu’s water distribution system. Chengdu Municipal Waterworks Company supplies domestic and industrial water to the 3.5 million residents of Chengdu City, the provincial capital of Sichuan. PlanGraphics will evaluate the water company’s existing GIS data and technology and will identify future system requirements by assessing workflow and best practices. PlanGraphics will also produce physical database designs and GIS standards. Working with strategic partner Sichuan JKC, PlanGraphics will develop survey specifications for locating and mapping the distribution pipe system and will oversee the acquisition and automation of the data. PlanGraphics and Sichuan JKC will then design and develop GIS-based workflow enhancement applications and train users.
The project is expected to be complete in 18 months to two years. The contract has a value of $232,000. Sichuan JKC is an independent company located in Chengdu. It specializes in GIS database and application development and workflow management software development for local governments and private entities in China. PlanGraphics, founded in 1979, is a full life-cycle systems integration and implementation firm providing a broad range of services in the design and implementation of information technology in the public and commercial sectors. PlanGraphics’ experience with spatial information systems and e-services capabilities provides a critical discriminator among other IT consulting and integration firms. PlanGraphics is headquartered in Frankfort, Ky., and has regional offices in Maryland, Colorado, California, Rhode Island, and New York.