Newest member achieves one of the fastest full digital data conversions in club history.

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions announced the induction of Frederiksberg Forsyning as the newest member of the 100 Percent Club. This honor is bestowed upon utility companies that have achieved full digital conversion of their geofacilities data and recognizes their dedication, teamwork and achievement of a long-term goal. An electrical utility company that distributes electricity to the city of Frederiksberg, which is part of the greater Copenhagen, Denmark, region, Frederiksberg Forsyning completed its full digital data conversion in less than 17 months, one of the fastest conversion times in club history.

To achieve full conversion, Frederiksberg converted 4,500 electrical map sheets containing attribute information, including cables, conductors, substations, junction boxes, dimensions, materials and more. Service provider BloomInfo A/S was selected to perform all digitization. Following the digitization, the information was remitted to Frederiksberg and loaded into FRAMME, Intergraph's flagship AM/FM/GIS. With the digitally converted data, information can now be retrieved in seconds rather than manually searching for the right sheet in the archive.

The old 4,500 electrical map sheet archive has been retired, which saves significant space. New maps are now produced without the limitations of map borders, and operation and maintenance maps can easily be created based on the attribute information. In addition, online network information is now accessible throughout all departments.

Commitment to the 100 Percent Club principle results in increased data accuracy and moves members closer to achieving fully integrated enterprise systems. The automation of the geofacilities model is a prerequisite to integrating other production applications into full Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) systems, which provide the foundation for competitive advantage and superior customer care. Having reached the 100 Percent Club milestone, member companies can expand their production applications to realize all the benefits of an integrated GRM environment.

Source: Intergraph, March 30, 2004