Utility companies revolutionized by GIS

12/5/2012 | Intelligent Utility online

GIS has revolutionized how utility cooperatives operate, keeping track of their assets and making work easier in the field. GIS also helps utilities track their customers and collect data on outages to identify potential problems. "Co-ops are always looking for ways to benefit from their existing equipment and information infrastructure. GIS has really fit that bill perfectly, becoming vital to so many parts of the cooperative," Brad Hicks with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association said.

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