A GIS-based Model for Natural Gas Data Conversion

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Esin Bitik, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Dursun Z Seker, ITU, Istanbul, Turkey and Hakan H Denli, Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania
In Turkey gas utility sector has undergone major changes in terms of increased competition between gas providers, efforts in improving services, and applying new technological solutions.
This paper discusses the challenges met by gas companies to switch from long workflows of gas distribution, sales and maintenance into IT driven efficient management of complex information both spatially and non-spatially. The aim of this study is migration of all gas data and information into a GIS environment in order to manage and operate all infrastructure investments with a Utility Management System. All data conversion model for migration was designed and tested during the study. A flowchart is formed to transfer the old data layers to the new structure based on geodatabase.