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Using Geographic Information System to Maintenance and Upgrading Public Utility Networks Using Technology AM / FM

Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2013, Pages 651–661

 Using Geographic Information System to Maintenance and Upgrading Public Utility Networks Using Technology AM / FM


1 Department of PHD studies, Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania

Original language: English

Received 25 May 2013

Copyright © 2013 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Many applications using Geographic Information Systems technology exist today. From facility mapping to inventory management, from land use analysis to trash collection routing, GIS technology is enhancing the ability of government agencies to provide services to its citizenry. Public utility networks comprise the most important and infrastructure in any city, state, or country. They provide essential support for running a society on uninterrupted daily basis, in most countries. The service area of a single utility company could vary from several hundred to many thousands square miles, and may serve anywhere from a few thousand to several millions customers. With many distributed facilities remotely located, utility systems become more sophisticated to manage and maintain. Traditionally, there are three major challenges facing the utility industry: large service areas, many distributed customers, and remotely distributed aging facilities. Recent deregulation and increasing market competition also have imposed more sophisticated difficulties. Utilities are seeking new technologies to tackle these challenges, and automated mapping/facilities management integrated with emerging technologies, provides vital solutions. (AM/FM) applications consist of water and wastewater, electricity, cable television, telephone, gas, telecommunication. The scope of this article is to find the best solution for managing the public utilities networks, and performing monitoring and maintenance process by combine automated maps which are useful for organizing data in layers overlay with facility management systems, which is responsible for the public utilities network management, reporting, maintenance. The combination of two systems called automated mapping/facilities management which will achieve a better improve, work-order, management, better integrating, and inventory control.

Author Keywords: GIS, AM/FM, Maintenance, Management, Map.

How to Cite this Article

AUSAMA ALTADMORY, “Using Geographic Information System to Maintenance and Upgrading Public Utility Networks Using Technology AM / FM,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 651–661, July 2013.