ScottishPower adopts new mapping technology


ScottishPower adopts new mapping technology

Antony Savvas

ScottishPower has awarded a £750,000 contract to Esri (UK) to provide a mobile Geographic Information System (GIS) for its engineers.

The system will support up to 800 engineers working across 70,000 miles of ScottishPower’s UK electricity networks. It will allow them to access and record map-based information while in the field.

The GIS will enhance ScottishPower’s network operations by giving field engineers immediate access to accurate information, such as location of cables and plant.

Field engineers will be provided with rugged tablet and notebook PCs to replace legacy field mapping and inspection platforms.

The contract includes software and services from Esri (UK), including ArcEngine, a development tool for building customised, geographically enabled software applications; and GeoField Network Map Viewer, a comprehensive field mapping application designed for the utility industry.

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