This class demonstrates how ÜZ Lülsfeld, a regional German electric utility, is using AutoCAD® Map 3D software (on an Oracle® database) to meet the challenges of Germany's energy turnaround for utilities. No longer is it appropriate to use GIS only for as-built maps. Today's requirements include a flexible database with an open architecture, a programming interface, and easy-to-use (spatial) database functions. A modern GIS must also provide asset information and management with comprehensive reporting and analysis functions. AutoCAD Map 3D meets all of these requirements. We show examples of FDO and other database connections as well as integration with other applications, such as a network calculation program. We demonstrate how to create online as-built maps for third-party enterprises and mobile GIS (online and offline) to manage operational and breakdown services.
- Avoid problems caused by the rapid energy turnaround by using AutoCAD Map 3D and other applications
- Use mobile GIS based on MapGuide Open Source both online and offline for operational and breakdown services
- Describe the practical interaction between AutoCAD Map 3D and other systems such as grid calculation or planning systems
- Explain how to create interfaces to other enterprise applications, such as SAP®, IBM® Informix® databases, and WebGIS
I hold a master's degree in engineering. My professional career started at an engineering company that dealt with surveying and civil engineering. Since 1999 I'm head of the graphic data processing at the ÜZ. My department includes 8 employees, responsible for documentation, quality management and IT processes concerning technical assets in GIS and all integrated database systems (ERP, Customer account data, CRM).More than 50 employees of our company work with GIS-Data every day.Since 2005 I supervise the facility management of our company.
I first came in touch with GIS (Autodesk Topobase) and databases during my studies of Geography at the University of Bamberg/Germany. After I successfully finished my studies in 2009 I was employed at Autodesk´s Platinum Partner "Man and Machine" especially in Germany and Switzerland. As an Application Engineer I was particularly involved in different projects in the field of gas, water and electric utilities. In summer 2012 I "changed sides" and became a GIS Administrator at a former customer I used to work with.