Category: Electric & Gas

CityEngine 2013 key new features

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The CityEngine 2013 release has some very exciting new features. Here is a quick overview: Create and Share Rule Packages Create a so-called rule package from a CityEngine rule and associated assets such as textures and generic 3D models. Share … Continue reading

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LAS Optimizer Updated to Perform Faster Decompression

Esri’s LAS Optimizer has been updated to include support for parallel decompression. The initial version supported parallel processing when going from LAS to Optimized LAS, but the other direction, going back to LAS, was single threaded. It’s now parallel in both directions. This significantly decreases the time it takes to decompress the files and is worth the update.

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General Information: Esri Introduces Optimized LAS

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Finding Disconnected Features in your Geometric Network

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ArcGIS 10.2.1 introduced a new geoprocessing tool, Find Disconnected Features in Geometric Network (Data Management Tools toolbox –> Geometric Network toolset), that you can use in conjunction with Data Reviewer’s Write to Reviewer Table geoprocessing tool to capture disconnected geometric … Continue reading

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New section on Indexing added to Evaluating LAS Optimizer

A new section entitled ‘The benefit of indexing and rearrangement’ has been added to Evaluating LAS Optimizer. This provides more information about how you can benefit from using Esri’s new Optimized LAS format for your lidar data.

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To Split Or Not To Split…The Line?

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A common validation rule is to check if a point feature splits the line it is connected to. This is essential for proper network analysis. For example, Electric utility – switch must split primary conductor Water utility – valve must … Continue reading

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Melbourne Heat Wave and Energy Demand: SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Climate Applied

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Posted on behalf of and authored by Dr. Peter Urich, Managing Director of CLIMsystems Ltd., Hamilton, New Zealand Recently, CLIMsystems Ltd. analyzed future climate impacts on the Hazelwood brown-coal fired power station located 150 km east of Melbourne in the … Continue reading

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Evaluating the LAS Optimizer

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Since Optimized LAS is new on the market people are obviously interested in different ways it compares to other solutions. Optimized LAS has a number of benefits in terms of providing compression, spatial indexing and statistics required for better user … Continue reading

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Esri Introduces Optimized LAS

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Esri has developed technology to optimize LAS format lidar. The format enables fast and efficient access to LAS structured lidar data and is well suited both to direct in desktop applications use as well as for archiving, storage, cloud based … Continue reading

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Validating Electric Distribution Conductor Info Relationships

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Sometimes validating a business rule might require more than one check to be configured.  One such example that I would like to highlight today is from the electric utility realm: validating primary and secondary lines relationships to the conductor info … Continue reading

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Finding Invalid Values Based on a Lookup Table

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Just recently, I was asked why a check does not return the proper results.  This is a question I get from time to time and thought it would be a good idea to share in a blog.  Let’s take the … Continue reading

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