ScottishPower selects ESRI-based Mobile GIS system

ScottishPower selects ESRI-based Mobile GIS system

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Glasgow, UK, july 26, 2007: ScottishPower plc, headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, has selected ESRI (UK) Ltd. to provide a mobile GIS. The GIS will enhance ScottishPower’s network operations capabilities by giving field engineers immediate access to accurate information, such as the location of cables and other remote equipment.

Field engineers will be provided with the latest mobile technology, including rugged notebook and Tablet PCs, to replace legacy field mapping and inspection platforms, giving them access to a complete set of mapping, operational, and infrastructure data. ESRI (UK) will provide software and services, including ArcGIS Engine, a development tool for building customized, geographically enabled software applications, and GeoField Network Map Viewer, a comprehensive field mapping application designed for the utility industry and developed by Sigma Seven Limited, an ESRI (UK) business partner. Consulting services will be provided by ESRI (UK) and Sigma Seven to tailor the field-based software for ScottishPower and integrate it with the utility’s existing systems.

ScottishPower provides electricity transmission and distribution services in the United Kingdom, supplying more than 4.3 million homes and businesses in Scotland; Merseyside, England; and North Wales. Investment in the latest GIS tools furthers ScottishPower’s business goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence and also supports its initiative to provide timely information to field engineers, enabling them to be more effective.