Town Gas

Geospatial Data Platform - Egypt

Business Needs

Working seriously to improve the natural gas industry and its related projects, Town gas maintains a strategy of innovation and growth to fulfill local market demand. Town Gas's current plans aim at expanding the activity of delivering natural gas to domestic, commercial, and industrial customers under the highest levels of international quality, and to ensure the highest levels of safety. Town Gas has a large amount of data and maps. Having scattered information across different departments, hindered supporting decision-making with immediate access to valuable information. In addition, paper-based data poses risks of exposing data to damage or loss and other preservation and storage risks. It is also challenging and time-consuming to efficiently extract the required information from archived paper data. Town Gas wanted to address all these challenges by having all data gathered in a unified database linking maps and data, hence facilitating quick access to accurate information and supporting informed decision-making.

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Solution Concept

The solution is based on establishing a unified geodatabase, which provides a central backbone for the system and a repository for all of the company's spatial and tabular data. The implementation methodology for Geospatial Data Platform was divided into several phases; first, analyzing the current data infrastructure, types of the existing data and its formats as well as the business needs. Data activities include base-map verification and base-map spatial adjustment activities. Second comes the geodatabase design, focusing on the design of a central unified geodatabase by the international standards in building the database. Moving to infrastructure management includes providing and deploying the software, hardware, and network, representing a scalable infrastructure based on Esri's latest technologies that enable high-performance measures. The platform provides easy and efficient access to Town Gas data, stored in the central geodatabase which hosts the gas geographic and tabular data including base maps, administrative boundaries, production rates, consumption rates, distribution and maintenance plans, etc. Moreover, it enables powerful mapping and analytics capabilities. Finally, QSIT offers comprehensive on job training on ArcGIS Software and capacity building program taking staff members step-by-step through the basics on how to utilize, manage, and maintain the geodatabase and the application, according to different user's responsibilities.

Golden Points

  • Having a unified geo-enabled platform enabled better collaboration between different departments
  • Visualizing patterns on map offering deep spatial analysis
  • Revealing secrets in the data and unnoticed trends, offering real-time monitoring to uncover never-before-seen patterns
  • Developing a modern and efficient gas sector targeting governance and accountability
  • Immediate access to accurate and updated information enables better-informed decision-making.
  • Having all data centralized in a unified database facilitated data maintenance and hence ensured higher data accuracy, consistency, and quality

Used Software

  • ArcGIS Enterprise
  • ArcGIS for Server
  • ArcGIS Pro