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Winnipeg Uses Intergraph's GeoMedia Technology 07.18.2002

July 18, 2002
Technology enables effective maintenance and water and sewer facility updates within a single environment.

Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions 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.