Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions has announced that UtiliCorp Networks Canada has chosen GeoMedia(R) technology as its primary geographic information system (GIS) for managing mission-critical utility data. An electrical distribution company, UtiliCorp is responsible for two-thirds of the electric energy management in the province of Alberta. The goal of this project is to give municipalities and energy companies quick access to UtiliCorp electrical data. Project planners will accomplish this by implementing GeoMedia Professional to capture data from their FRAMME(TM) system. They will use GeoMedia WebMap to make the data available on the Web. In the past, UtiliCorp has manually provided hardcopy maps or fulfilled digital map requests. Their new GIS will allow users to view online facilities in specific land locations in the province of Alberta.
UtiliCorp Networks Canada will design and deploy a Web site for employees, neighboring towns, and energy companies to view data about the electrical distribution network. With the data published electronically, UtiliCorp’s mapping team will gain valuable time and save money because they will no longer be required to field mapping calls.