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GIS Blog Series – Part 6: The Challenge in Linking Asset Health to Environmental Factors

GIS Blog Series – Part 6: The Challenge in Linking Asset Health to Environmental Factors This is number six in a series of blogs designed to address Geographic Information [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|

GIS Blog Series – Part 5: Inability to Provide Asset Data as well as Spatial Data to a Mobile Workforce

For those who are sufficiently long-in-the-tooth, think back to a time before smart phones…before GPS…before mobile maps. In those days a cross-country trek, a trip to a neighboring state, or even a short drive to a new location nearby required careful planning and preparation. Even with printed maps and notes, it was still very common to become lost and then need to stop and ask a local for directions. The whole process was difficult, error-prone, and stressful...

By | August 27th, 2017|

GIS Blog Series – Part 4: Challenges in planning work with ability to view spatially

When dealing with geospatially dispersed assets, planning takes on additional importance...The good news is that when SAP and GIS are integrated effectively, geospatial planning becomes a powerful tool, not an obstacle to overcome...

By | August 18th, 2017|

GIS Blog Series: The System of Record

Many people could say that their system of record is SAP, or that their system of record is GIS, but there’s not necessarily a way to enforce those statements without an interface. It’s more dependent on training, or people following the business process, but sometimes it’s hard to establish that business process or even enforce it.

By | August 11th, 2017|

GIS Blog Series: How to mitigate the increased risk of having incomplete information on a given asset

Any organization required to manage and separately maintain two complimentary asset management systems containing data on the same assets, one system being SAP and the other being an enterprise geographic information system (GIS), will run a very high risk of maintaining an incomplete or inaccurate view of an asset due to either system containing inaccurate, incomplete, or contradicting asset data...

By | August 2nd, 2017|

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