Some of Australia's leading utility companies
Results from a recent user survey Energy Australia
  • Cost-savings achieved of $50,000 - $250,000 per annum
  • Reduced risk through minimized reliance on manual intervention
  • An 18 hour manual job is now done automatically in 2 hours
  • Timely adjustments with at least 98% accuracy
  • Morale is boosted and staff freed up to focus on other projects.

Energy Australia uses the SAM / SAE software to adjust asset locations covering an area of 22,000 square kilometres throughout Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley as part of an on-going data improvement exercise.

Energy Australia uses FME Objects to transfer spatial data into SAM/SAE and to transfer the upgraded data back into Smallworld for final validation before checking it back into their master spatial dataset.

Energex Bowen Council (Queensland)

Uses the Spatial Adjustment Engine to maintain asset locations covering an area of 25,000 square kilometres throughout south-east Queensland (including Brisbane) and northern New South Wales. Energex is an ESRI Site using predominantly ArcInfo and SDE.

“It would be impossible to realign asset network data without the software. In Sept 2006 the changes to the Energex land parcels meant that some 45,000 network assets points (e.g. poles) had to be re-aligned. Try doing that by hand“

Bowen received a quarterly update which virtually replaced their entire digital cadastre, invalidating the position of almost 100% of their GIS data. Without SAM Utils, the manual effort to recover would have taken 6 months.

SAM Utils upgraded the bulk of their data in just two days. In the Whitsunday Shores area there were 68m shifts, making interactive joining a nightmare. The software was able to join 98% of all cadastral corners automatically for a more accurate result.

MidCoast Water (NSW) Johnstone Council (Queensland)
MidCoast water have evolved a more spatially accurate cadastre than the state owned one, and as such needs to snap externally sourced themes, such as Land and Environment Plans, to their digital cadastre. Topo Manager achieves this with a highly successful automated process, and includes extra nodes from the digital cadastre into these themes to give full vertical topology. Interactive tools are provided by the GUI to assist fix the low percentage of topological problems that remain.

Johnstone's cadastre with 12,750 parcels had been remapped by the Queensland Government. Spatial Tapestry adjusted 80 spatially independent layers (assets, zoning layers, utility layers, tansport and heritage sites). Shifts of 100m were commonplace.

The work was completed in two man weeks.

Northern Territory Government Integral Energy

Uses the Spatial Adjustment Engine to maintain all utility asset locations throughout the territory. The Northern Territory Government has embarked on a program to upgrade their entire digital cadastre to survey accuracy with a stated aim of adopting coordinates over monuments.

The Territory's digital cadastre comprises approximately 60,000 parcels, covering all aspects of residential, industrial, mining, etc. As a result of this, there are a great many types of spatially dependant features that will be moved as the digital cadastre is upgraded.

Uses the SAM/SAE software to maintain asset locations covering an area of 24,500 square kilometres in Greater Western Sydney, the Illawarra and Southern Highlands. Integral Energy uses Integraph's GIS and custom tables to transfer spatial data to and from SAM/SAE.