City of Winnipeg uses Intergraph's Geomedia technology to implement water and wastewater geospatial infrastructure management system

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 18, 2002 -- Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions recently announced that the City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department has successfully implemented a water and wastewater geospatial infrastructure management system using GeoMedia® technology.

The department uses GeoMedia, GeoMedia Professional, GeoMedia WebMap Professional, and GeoMedia PublicWorks Manager to improve access to the city's asset information.

The Water and Waste Department chose GeoMedia PublicWorks Manager and GeoMedia Professional for data maintenance on the city database that serves 178 square miles and contains over 200,000 pipe segments and more than 1,000,000 additional features. The department uses GeoMedia and GeoMedia WebMap Professional to share and integrate geo-referenced information with all the city departments and external agencies such as utility companies.

Winnipeg uses Oracle® and Oracle Spatial for its enterprisewide database for use with the GeoMedia-based geospatial infrastructure management system. This system enables the department to effectively maintain and update the city's water and sewer facilities, all within a single environment.

Using GeoMedia WebMap Professional and a staff-developed intranet application, iView, city employees can access all spatial information in a format customized for each department. The Water and Waste Department has made great use of this application throughout the organization to enable quick and easy access to important facility information through their internal Web.

Using GeoMedia technology the new system met the department's three primary mapping and critical facility management requirements: 1) to preserve the accuracy and integrity of existing and new data through the introduction of rule-based data maintenance, 2) to store data efficiently in a nonproprietary format using an industry-standard database, and 3) to provide new advanced analysis functions to all engineering and technical personnel.

"The entire project went extremely well, and the department is up to speed and in full production," said Ken Dalton, supervisor, Drafting and Graphic Services at the City of Winnipeg.

"Using GeoMedia technology's ability to integrate directly with Oracle, we have improved access to our asset information for both our engineering and technical staff as well as our field personnel. With the tools available in GeoMedia Professional and GeoMedia PublicWorks Manager, the data entry workflow has been made much easier, and the accessibility of the spatial and attribute information has improved as well. GeoMedia's tight integration with AutoCAD® will also allow for easy digital submission of as-built information directly into the system, further improving efficiency."

City of Winnipeg

Winnipeg is the capital city for the Province of Manitoba, Canada, and has a population of 620,000. Winnipeg is situated, geographically, in the center of North America making the city Canada's largest distribution center between Vancouver and Toronto. Winnipeg is one of the few North American cities poised to handle domestic and international distribution of manufactured goods by air, rail, and highway, with direct links to seaports.

Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions

Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions brings together geospatial and information technology to help customers achieve their business goals. Intergraph serves government agencies and commercial enterprises worldwide with end-to-end geospatial solutions for cartography and map production and enterprisewide mapping and GIS.

Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions is a division of Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, Ala., and does business in more than 60 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and global distributor and partner network. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com/imgs.


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