The Value of a Utility GIS
Utilities are striving to decrease their operating costs to increase their revenues, while improving customer service at the same time. However, market pressures such as safety, reliability, critical infrastructure protection, regulatory compliance, aging infrastructure, and process improvements are increasing the cost of operations. Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions (GIS) provide utility and communications companies with many benefits, such as improving service reliability, reducing costs, and managing infrastructure. Geospatial technology provides many benefits to utilities and communications companies. To really maximize the Return On Investment (ROI) and benefits on geospatial projects, geospatial solutions must be integrated into the IT infrastructure.