Lost Power? Con Ed Tool May Help…

As a follow-up to the blogs on Geospatial Systems on Steroids, there is a posting concerning the iFactor Virtual Earth solution at Consolidated Edison of New York on the NY Times Blog site. The title is: Lost Power? Con Ed Tool May Help (if Your Battery Is Charged) You can find it at: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/12/lost-power-con-ed-tool-may-help-if-your-battery-is-charged/   Of…


Geospatial Systems on Steroids – Part II

In a previous blog I discussed how geographic information system technology is reshaping certain utility industry operations. Another area where we are seeing a ton of activity in is merging GIS data with the Virtual Earth web based mapping application to provide an easy way to provide outage information online to customers through storm center…


Geospatial Systems on Steroids

Utilities and other companies are no strangers to geographic information system technology as it is part of their resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment and emergency planning and response operations. Utilities have been using geospatial systems for years and one of the first industries to adopt the technology.   As we look around at…


Too Much Data, So Little Information

In terms of industries that that are rich in data rich and poor in information, Utilities and Power Companies are probably at the top of the list. That doesn’t need to be the case any longer. I remember about 4 years ago asking Rick Nicholson of IDC Energy Insights (Meta Group at that time) at…