ENMAX Supporting Processes and Improving GIS Data Workflows with FME
ENMAX Supporting Processes andImproving GIS Data Workflowswith FMESophie Duan - Terry Magnusson -GIS Technician,MGIS SupervisorGIS Support & SolutionsGeomatics & Asset Records Management April 11, 2013ENMAX Power Corporation
ENMAX Supporting Processes andImproving GIS Data Workflows with FME GIS in ENMAX Outage Database Update Process Site to Transformer Automation Process Questions
GIS in ENMAX Power Corporation (the “wires” business) Designs, builds and maintains the electrical infrastructure that provides power to Calgary and area Our Services -Over 100 years -Distribution Service Area – over 1000 Sq km -Distribution Conductor - over 7800 km
GIS in ENMAX GeoARM: Geomatics& Asset Records Management group - GIS Operations - GIS Data Management - GIS Support and Solutions - Asset Records - Project Management
GIS in Life before FME…Contractors and Code In the last 8 years, ENMAX’s Geomatics group has been using FME primarily for mass data conversions between CAD and ArcGIS 9.2 formats. Recently, FME has been applied in many other projects as a powerful and dynamic ETL tool in our organization.
Outage Database Update Process ENMAX Outages is a custom application that produces internal notifications regarding outages in our distribution area. FME process updated the Excel spreadsheet file that is used as input for ENMAX Outages. The update frequency is monthly.
Outage Database Update Process Service Point Attributes (Meters)Dedicated Feeder Table FME Process VB Formatting Workflow Code Community District Rural District Attributes
Outage Database Update ProcessBENEFIT: FME supports direct output to Excel file, and no extra conversion needs to be done.
Site to Transformer Automation Process Spatial Electric Service data shows how electric services are distributed from transformer to parcels on map view (Spider Diagram). The Site to Transformer process turns the Electric Service information to spatial Electric Service data. This process used to be done by GIS drafters manually.
Site to Transformer Automation Process WRAP Customers ApplicationElectric Service Attributes Table Geodatabase Service Point Address Point No Transformer ID Need No Address to be FME Process Incomplete Address fixed Workflow Wrong Addresses No Matched Address Delivery Point Land Parcel Polygon Address in Intersections Need Matched Condo Address Manual Townhouses or Industrial Area Process Secondary LinkTransformer Point Geometry & Connectivity
Site to Transformer Automation Process Automation Process (red) Manual process (purple) Classified as errors thatneed to be resolved (green)
Site to Transformer Automation ProcessBENEFIT: Speeds up the manual process and allows better resource allocations Provides a way for mass generation of data Classifies the errors into different types Keeps the data more up-to-date
Thank You! Questions? For more information: -Sophie Duan – firstname.lastname@example.org -GIS Technician, ENMAX Power Corporation -Terry Magnusson – email@example.com -GIS Support & Solutions Supervisor, ENMAX Power Corporation