Project Category: Utility System Data Modeling

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): LD-IGR – Geo-based Project Tracking System

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): LD-IGR – Geo-based Project Tracking System

Challenge Development projects such as housing subdivision, commercial parks, and others can result in significant impact on portions of the State’s transportation system.  In order to foresee and mitigate these impacts, Caltrans provides review of development proposals from local agencies (such as city and county governments) through a division of its Office of Planning called Local Development-Intergovernmental Review (LD-IGR). In most scenarios, reviews of development proposals initiate a collaborative...
PG&E Android mobile app for inspecting gas and electric pipelines

PG&E Android mobile app for inspecting gas and electric pipelines

Challenge Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) wanted a Android-based mobile application for viewing PG&E’s existing Gas and Electric Mapping System (GEMS) map files maps to support field crews performing pipelines inspections. The client required this application to support map files in TIFF format (not natively supported by Android), the ability to locate and track the user’s location, and make temporary markups to the map display. Solution Farallon developed a...
City of Santa Rosa: Utilities Geodatabase Deployment and Integration

City of Santa Rosa: Utilities Geodatabase Deployment and Integration

Challenge The City of Santa Rosa needed a well structured, valid, and accurate geographically referenced data (geodata) to support a wide range of departmental business functions. But their existing workflow involved drawing maps using AutoCAD, and then physically handing the paper maps to staff who manage the Hansen Asset Management System to be used as source data for asset inventory records. The City needed to automate the process of...
Fairfield Suisun Sewer District Water Utility Enterprise GIS and RDBMS

Fairfield Suisun Sewer District Water Utility Enterprise GIS and RDBMS

Challenge Fairfield Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) had been using GIS for years to manage its pipeline assets. Recently, FSSD staff realized that new GIS software and interoperability standards presented an opportunity for GIS to better support the business objectives of many of its departments, yet they required the expertise of an enterprise GIS integrator to effectively design and implement a comprehensive enterprise GIS. In particular, FSSD needed a customized...
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Liquid Fuel Pipeline Control Center Emergency Response GIS

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Liquid Fuel Pipeline Control Center Emergency Response GIS

Challenge Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMEP) is the nation’s largest liquid fuel pipeline transmission company.  KMEP managers are responsible for keeping fuel pumping through the company’s vast network of underground pipelines, 365 days a year.  Long sections of the company’s most vital pipeline sections run along railroad rights-of-way.  When a train derails, KMEP must quickly determine whether the pipeline network has been compromised, where the nearest shut-off valves are,...