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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Electric Utility GIS conversion and User Products

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Thomas Mitchell*, Eversource Energy, Ron Rioux, Eversource Energy

Eversource's Electric Utiltiy 13,000 miles of line and infrastructure was on old AutoCAD drawings. Although supposedly spaitially correct, they were not. There was no connectivity. Department data sources were in different spots. Eversource (then PSNH) did a project to copnvert all our old paper and sources to digitial and into a GIS. From there, access was need by users, primairly in the field (lineworkers, Field electricians), to the GIS system. Different iterations were tried. The first was a grided system of the state with our infratsturcure overlayed. This resulted in five to ten times the number of maps compared with autoCAD. Next we went to a tablet with a cached versionof the GIS. This was well recieved by some, but not all were technology adept. Finally, a pared down versiion called Storm Restoraiton Maps were prioduced. It was clearly readable, half the maps compared to AutoCad, and was on a readable landbase.


Ron Rioux

Eversource Energy

Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
VT Conference Room

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