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Mobile GIS @Maui Electric Co.       Co-Administrators:  Carol Kennedy & Jamie Legsay
1987
Single Line Drawings
GISIn House  Usage
GISIn House  Usage          Field Crews
GISIn House  Usage          Field Crews
Shopping for a mobile solution   Off The Shelf???   $$$$$$                                Support??? Local???  Hardware???...
Software Priorities1.   Must be Easy for End User2.   Two-way Communication3.   Reasonable Cost4.   Frequent Information U...
Hardware Considerations1.   Appeal2.   Weight and Size3.   Vehicle Mounted or Free Standing4.   GPS5.   Cost
And the Winner is…• GO!Sync  – TC Technology  – Carlsbad, California• HP Slate 500  –    Running Windows 7 Professionals  ...
Lessons Learned• Internal GPS would be valuable• Screens difficult to read in bright sunlight• Single Line Drawings can be...
GO! Sync Mapbook – Mobile GIS
Functionality• Ease of Use• Centrally Managed• Occasionally Connected
2 Way Communication
Map Navigation• Gestures• Zoom toolbar• Searches• GPS
Types of Searches                                     Facility SearchQuick Search               Intersection Search
Locate, Locate, Locate• GPS allows user to plot their  current location on the map• Options   –   Show Location   –   Foll...
A Wealth of Information• Labels on map document• MapTip Tool                           • Identify Tool
Tracing
To Image or Not to Image…
Types of Inspections   Sketch    Transformer   Pole       Switchgear    New,      In GIS        In GIS      In GIS  Moved ...
Sketch
Inspections• Enter data in form• Click Save button to save the  inspection• Click Cancel button to exit the  inspection
Inspection Cycle of Life                                                         Copy of                          User Cre...
Progress Diagram   Get Ready                         Get Setup          GO & Train   For Delivery                         ...
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Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference 2012: Mobile GIS - Mobile GIS at Maui Electric Company

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Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference 2012: Mobile GIS - Mobile GIS at Maui Electric Company

  1. 1. Mobile GIS @Maui Electric Co. Co-Administrators: Carol Kennedy & Jamie Legsay
  2. 2. 1987
  3. 3. Single Line Drawings
  4. 4. GISIn House Usage
  5. 5. GISIn House Usage Field Crews
  6. 6. GISIn House Usage Field Crews
  7. 7. Shopping for a mobile solution Off The Shelf??? $$$$$$ Support??? Local??? Hardware??? Custom??? Wireless??? Software??? Life Span ??? Mainland Firm???
  8. 8. Software Priorities1. Must be Easy for End User2. Two-way Communication3. Reasonable Cost4. Frequent Information Updates5. Off-the-Shelf6. Good Support7. Compatible with Software Updates
  9. 9. Hardware Considerations1. Appeal2. Weight and Size3. Vehicle Mounted or Free Standing4. GPS5. Cost
  10. 10. And the Winner is…• GO!Sync – TC Technology – Carlsbad, California• HP Slate 500 – Running Windows 7 Professionals – Intel Atom CPU 1.86 GHz – Pen and Touch Input – 60 GB HDD – 2 GB RAM – 8.9 inch screen
  11. 11. Lessons Learned• Internal GPS would be valuable• Screens difficult to read in bright sunlight• Single Line Drawings can be made available• Battery life is limited• Breakage is yet to be evaluated• Stepping stone to future
  12. 12. GO! Sync Mapbook – Mobile GIS
  13. 13. Functionality• Ease of Use• Centrally Managed• Occasionally Connected
  14. 14. 2 Way Communication
  15. 15. Map Navigation• Gestures• Zoom toolbar• Searches• GPS
  16. 16. Types of Searches Facility SearchQuick Search Intersection Search
  17. 17. Locate, Locate, Locate• GPS allows user to plot their current location on the map• Options – Show Location – Follow Me – Rotate Map – Scale By Speed
  18. 18. A Wealth of Information• Labels on map document• MapTip Tool • Identify Tool
  19. 19. Tracing
  20. 20. To Image or Not to Image…
  21. 21. Types of Inspections Sketch Transformer Pole Switchgear New, In GIS In GIS In GIS Moved or Database Database Database Removed
  22. 22. Sketch
  23. 23. Inspections• Enter data in form• Click Save button to save the inspection• Click Cancel button to exit the inspection
  24. 24. Inspection Cycle of Life Copy of User Creates Inspections Inspections Cached on Field Device Completed Inspections are extracted to Lifecycle File Geodatabase Copy of Inspections Server Uploaded to Archives copy Server of inspection & via FTP writes inspection record into SDE Database
  25. 25. Progress Diagram Get Ready Get Setup GO & Train For Delivery Train Users Server & Client Administrative software installed Updates Devices are deployed
  26. 26. MAHALO

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