Base Map for Supply and Waste Utility Companies

The Utility Base Map offers a cadastral map that is specially suited for the requirements of a supply and waste utility company. It includes a base map of waste and supply utility companies. The focus lies on the quick and easy handling of cadastral data instead of depicting complex ALK or ALKIS data model structures.

  • Designed for supply and waste utility companies
  • Easy handling and documentation of company assets
  • Same structure as Smallworld sector-specific modules
  • Extensive catalogue for depicting objects
  • Optimised for queries and analyses

Product Desciption

ITS Utility Base Map

The base map for supply and waste utility companies consists of a data model that depicts base map data of utility companies in a structure that is suited for sector-specific applications. This means, for example, that all feature classes include a field for remarks/comments and directly display object information instead of using a key. Furthermore, geometry fields used for large- or small-scale maps can be differentiated. The term “ITS Utility Base Map” is intentionally used as it is aimed at supply and waste companies. It is abbreviated as ITS UBM.

Base Map

Unlike official cadastral data, the ITS Utility Base Map also includes information such as postal code districts, master districts and customer centres. However, information individually documented by utility companies such as substations, hydrants and cable marking stones are not incorporated. Additional feature classes for special supply and waste information can be integrated using the ITS product Simple Network Model.

General Compartment Identification

The ITS base map for supply and waste utility companies visualises general house connections including their identification across all divisions. Thus, feature classes for a core drill for a multi-division house connection are available as well as instructions for not cutting off supply to connections as well as the identification number of contracts for all divisions.

Sector-specific labelling

A special feature is the labelling of roads. Sector-specific labelling can be used for roads, for example, the road name for water, gas, high or low voltage electricity. This can be done in abbreviated form, in numerous text lines and in certain locations. Thus, roads are mapped more precisely and data redundancy is prevented whilst considering graphic specialties (available space) in a sector-specific cartographic visualisation.

Own Implementation

In contrast to cadastral-specific applications, the attribute data in the ITS base map uses supply- and waste-specific terminology. For example, the prefix “B” and “Ü” are used for the geometry fields of detail and overview maps. The data for both map scales is documented in the same object without any redundancies. The object structure can be viewed in the object editor. Compared to the official cadastral solution, the ITS base map hardly differentiates between building types. Only building types that usually need to be switched visible or invisible in the map or are visualised with a different symbol are differentiated. On the other hand, building types not recognised by the official cadastre registry, for example demolished buildings are recorded in the ITS base map. These are documented in GIS as dimensioning and survey information is based on them. Certain important point objects such as addresses are depicted as logical fields (automatically derived from the database) based on their coordinate which also indicates the map number. Thus, this data appears in object lists such as the Smallworld Explorer.

Modular Architecture

The ITS base map has a modular architecture, meaning that not all feature classes are installed within the application if the customer only requires specific feature classes. The solution works without applying Smallworld GIS extensions and sector-specific applications. The installation follows the standard procedure with a step-by-step Smallworld GIS module dialogue.