Farr West Engineering provides a broad spectrum of Geographic Information System (GIS) services including data engineering, data entry, system integrations and enhancements, as well as web-based GIS hosted solutions. The mission of Farr West's GIS services is to provide a cost effective and affordable solution to our clients to make full use of their GIS data. This enables our clients to use GIS as a centralized tool to support daily operations and planning. Clients will have the ability to make better business decisions through immediate access and use of GIS data.
GIS Services for Utilities
An accurate and complete GIS of utility assets allows for a variety of ways to represent and analyze data and integrate GIS data with other systems. A GIS will help utilities understand what assets they own, where those assets are located, what is known about them and what is not known about them. It provides the framework for a system inventory. GIS, as an information system, can be integrated with other data sets such as asset management, customer service and hydraulic modeling. GIS data can also be distributed to different departments with mobile and server applications so that anyone can have utility asset information on demand.
A GIS is the perfect tool to share institutional knowledge because it captures, organizes and stores information. The data then becomes a long-term asset for the utility that only needs initial investment and periodic maintenance, and can be used everyday by every department.
Utility functions that can be enhanced by applying GIS data include:
The investment in better management and decision-making tools through the use of Asset Management software has become an increasingly effective way for municipalities to manage capital improvement projects and costs. Farr West Engineering has partnered with VueWorks to provide GIS centric asset management solution that allows our client's to successfully manage their assets. VUE Works is a web-based work and asset management solution developed to help governments, utilities, and other organizations take in service requests, manage work, track conditions and optimize budget scenarios using risk and consequences for any combination of assets. By extending the life of existing assets through better maintenance practices, our clients are able to focus their attention on available funding on projects that have a higher risk of failure.