GIS 2.0 - Technical and programming developments for electric & gas utilities (GIS 2.0)

Venue: Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 28, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 26, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 16, 2009
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Geographic Information Systems for utilities are advancing with new mobile, server, and network capabilities. The functionality of new application programming interfaces (APIs) for use with mobile GIS along with the integration of revere proxy servers, web-based portals, increased asset inventory, and lowering costs all mean GIS is ready for the next generation.

Data that was once difficult to sort, append, deliver, and update is now being updated real-time by a utilities mobile fleet, while increasing on-the-job work hours an average of 12%. This means the efficiency of utilities should be increasing with the support of advanced GIS. However, some roadblocks remain.

Until lately, costs for mobile GIS solutions have been high, while the technology was somewhat untested in emergency or high-alert situations. This has changed with the increase in vendor products, the implementation by major cutting-edge utilities, and new funding programs including the Department of Commerce's Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) to assist with the initial financial burden of executing advanced GIS.

EUCI’s GIS 2.0 will enhance your base and advanced knowledge on emerging breakthroughs and novel applications in GIS. Delegates and speakers will be able to take away case examples of successful layering, increased performance, enhanced efficiencies, best practices for program execution, and the most modern technologies available.


Analyze and contrast your asset inventory with recording, locating, and tagging data
Rate current and projected asset maintenance for managing location, condition, and maintenance scheduling in the field
Appraise your GIS security standards and see how they might be threatened
Compare GIS strategies for your electric and gas utility

From Gas & Electric Utilities:

Security/Emergency management

Federal and state GIS personnel
GIS and data consultants
GIS and LIDAR mapping organizations
GIS tech suppliers
Engineering and geographic businesses


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