After a quick break for morning tea we settled in for some more great presentations.
Sharon McAnelly from the Power and Water Corporation in the Northern Territory was joined by IBM’s Peter Burgun for a really interesting discussion of the Corporation’s Asset Management Capability Project – a transformational program to improve the Corporation’s asset management practices. Once implemented, the fully integrated Esri Australia, Maximo Enterprise Asset Management and Cognos TM1 Performance Management solution will greatly enhance decision making, as well as improving customer service, work planning, scheduling and execution.
We have just heard from Adrian Denning from ATCO Gas Australia, who discussed how important the accuracy of information is to the organisation. Adrian spoke about how spatial correctness and accuracy is essential for the location of ATCO Gas’ assets, using the example of Dial Before You Dig.
From a utility of a different kind, LinkWater’s Jawad Youssef spoke about how Dekho is being used in the organisation by staff with little or no GIS knowledge or familiarity. Jawad detailed the efficiency improvements achieved at LinkWater through the integration of GIS into the organisation’s workflows.
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Following Hillary Clinton’s visit to Australia, where she announced that the US would continue to work with us to fight climate change and develop clean technology, it seems environmental diligence is once again front and centre.
So with that fresh in my mind, I thought today’s blog could have an environmental flavour… particularly, how location Intelligence is doing its bit for the environment. I’ve previously blogged about how Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, the world’s first waste-free city, has made international headlines for being powered by GIS. But locally, our renewable energy corporations are using it too. Continue reading
For all you devoted blog-readers out there, check out one of our favourite blogs – the Spatial Roundtable.
A motley crew of GIS experts all contribute to Spatial Roundtable, writing on just about anything under the spatial sun. This month, their focus turns to utilities, and in particular, gas distribution. The premise of this particular blog is that geography is tied to every element of risk analysis for gas distribution. It talks about gas utilities being able to use Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in their work to satisfy Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) regulations. (FYI: DIMP is a US utility initiative aimed at ensuring better overall management of the risks that impact gas distribution infrastructure – though it’s an American requirement, its implications and reasonings certainly apply to the Australian market).
If you’re interested in how GIS is taking utilities to the next level, then take a read and contribute to the conversation.
– Alicia S