Over the past 25 years, the annual Esri GeoConX Conference has become the largest annual geospatial event in the electric, gas and telecommunications industries. At the event, professionals and Esri users from both industries converge to network, collaborate, and learn … Continue reading
Meeting customers’ growing expectations for new telecommunications services is challenging and crucial in a highly competitive market. Upgrading networks with the latest technology is only part of the solution. Delivering a superior customer experience also requires real-time dynamic visibility and insight into your network and business operations. For this, you need Operational Intelligence enabled by Web GIS and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.
Summer season is a trying time for electric utilities. Electric utilities have to deal with rolling blackouts and transformer loads as the grid gets stressed. Utilities have programs to handle these load demands. There’s marketing campaigns to get customers to … Continue reading
Curious about what’s happening with ArcGIS for Telecommunications?
Good! Because 2016 is going to be a big year for ArcGIS for Telecommunications. So far this year we’ve released 2 new solutions and updated 8 existing solutions. And we have much more in the works for the rest of the year.
Before we dive into the year so far and the future, let’s make sure everyone understands what ArcGIS for Telecommunications is. ArcGIS for Telecommunications is a collection of products that extent ArcGIS to provide additional wireline, cable, and wireless telecommunications specific capabilities. These products are typically ready-to-use maps and apps that can be rapidly implemented as is, can be used as a starting point for a custom application, or serve as a developer sample. All of the products included in ArcGIS for Telecommunications are available as free downloads and are fully supported by Esri as part of an organization’s Esri Maintenance Program.
April 2016 Release Highlights
In April, we released two new solutions: the Wireless Network Viewer and the Retail Store Locator. The Wireless Network Viewer enables an organization to easily deploy a common searchable map of network assets to all staff on any device.
The Retail Store Locator enables people to locate and navigate to telecommunication company retail stores and authorized resellers. You can also discover information about retail stores like hours and services offered.
The Model Organization for Wireless now includes additional groups to enable an entire organization to better leverage a single mapping portal. Along with an update to groups, the Model Organization now automates the registering of key Esri demographic, land use, traffic, and weather data to an organization. Making this data available within a mapping portal enables users to easily incorporate valuable datasets included in ArcGIS Online subscriptions.
February 2016 Release Updates
In February, we released updates to the Point of Sale and Service Qualification apps. We also updated the Model Organization for Wireless and Model Organization for Wireline and Cable to streamline the automated creation of groups and registration of Esri services to an ArcGIS Online Organization.
Plans for the rest of 2016
Looking toward the rest of 2016, new solutions will be released focusing on telephone and broadband reporting and field operations. Finally, existing solutions will continue to be updated and enhanced.
We’re doing some research into how the Attribute Assistant is being used. We’d like to see what rules you are using and how you configured your dynamic value table.
This information will help us plan for the future. We want to know what are the most common rules. We also want to see your gnarly and complicated rules to see how far the Attribute Assistant is being pushed.
So please share your dynamic value table along with any comments you have in this thread on GeoNet. We appreciate your help on this effort!
PS: If you don’t know what the Attribute Assistant is (or aren’t sure if you are using it already) no worries. You can learn more about Attribute Assistant on the ArcGIS Solution site here.
Utilities have a lot of facility information that needs to be visualized which traditionally has been done with paper maps. If the utility manages different business areas such as generation/gathering, transmission, and distribution, the paper maps just scaled in multitude. In the case of an electric utility, if overhead and underground assets are managed separately, the map count has just doubled. Continue reading
Last week the ArcGIS for Telecommunications site was updated. This September release included an overhall to the layout of the solutions site as well as three NEW solution templates. ArcGIS for Telecommunications is a series of free and easy to deploy solution templates, web maps, and apps for adding telecom specific configurations to the ArcGIS platform. Listed below are the updates to the solutions site and information on the three new solution templates, Organize Door to Door Sales, Visualize Sales Campaign Progress, and Find Upsell Opportunities.
Last week the ArcGIS for Telecommunications site was updated. This August release included an enhancement to the Antenna Structures Information Model as well as two NEW solution templates. ArcGIS for Telecommunications is a series of free and easy to deploy solution templates, web maps, and apps for adding telecom specific configurations to the ArcGIS platform. Listed below is the update to the Antenna Structures Information Model and information on the two new solution templates, Serviceability Lookup App and Service Request GeoForm.
With this latest update of ArcGIS Online, the Impact Summary App Template was released as an out of the box configurable template. This template allows you to quickly and easily summarize numeric attributes from your data, and display the data on a clean, simple, and responsive web application. You can GeoEnrich your data with demographic statistics in ArcGIS Online, or use existing attribute data. Here are a couple examples of the Impact Summary app used to summarize telecommunications data.
The 2014 Esri User Conference is right around the corner. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about ArcGIS for Telecommunications. Below are some key events. We look forward to seeing you all there. Continue reading