Applications: Utilities & Transportation
The term utilities refers to services or commodities that are provided to homes and businesses through passive connections to larger systems. These include electric power, natural gas, drinking water, and sewerage collection. The term sometimes extends to include telecommunications, roads and highways, postal service, sanitation and public transport. A utility company is in the business of providing utilities to homes and businesses. Utility companies are usually regulated or government -owned. There are government regulations that they have to adhere to about the condition of their assets. The pressure on private and public utility companies to expand their infrastructure to meet increased demand, requires accurate position information about both existing assets and the location of the new assets within the urban environment. These companies are under pressure to map the condition of their utilities and deal with increased demand or supply from their customers by expanding their infrastructures.
Surveyors are increasingly involved in the mapping of both new and existing assets and reporting about utilities and assets in their day to day roles. As surveyors, the key differentiator is the ability to collect high accuracy information. Trimble, as the leading provider of integrated surveying and spatial imaging solutions, is easily able to provide the tools to collect this information. Coupled with the ability to collect attribute information and the ability to seamlessly transfer information into office solutions, surveyors have powerful tools to be able to serve the utilities market.
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