GAM is an enterprise WEB GIS Asset management platform aimed for authorities and institutions that are managing water, wastewater, electricity, oil and gas utilities. Our approach for designing of GAM was to make a flexible data model that will serve all utility industries, with custom business logic and easy to use front end interface. Service Oriented Architecture SOA gives opportunity and scalability for smooth web based interconnection with other institutions and systems.
The infrastructures of modern facility portfolios are more complex than most people realize— and far more expensive. The land itself has extraordinary value, each of the buildings cost millions to build and maintain, and the utilities and technology that serve them require constant investment to keep pace with demand. For most organizations, facilities-related costs are the second largest budgetary expense, right behind salaries and wages. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is critical to any utility’s business.
There are many advantages to using GIS in the utility business. Eighty to 90 percent of a utility’s data is somehow tied to a geographic location. Utilities must know where their pipes, valves, pumps, meters and other facilities are located. They also need to know the location and water/gas/electricity usage patterns of their customers. And they need to know where their crews are working and what facilities need maintenance. GIS allows users to query and analyze information based on its location and its spatial relationship to other features-often where no other relationship is available.
Some of the key features of GAM are:
- Spatial Network Data Management
- Resource specifications Mapping
- Network Mapping
- Operations Management
- Outage Management System
- Resource Management Mobile Workforce Management
- Customer Information Management
- Single Line Diagrams
The digital representation of a water or wastewater or electricity or gas utility’s network typically includes pipes, meters, valves, manholes, pole and other critical facilities referenced to some sort of land base background of streets, cadastral parcels, contours, and political boundaries.