The Gas Utility Network Configuration configures a utility network to behave like a gas network and provides maps, services, and workflows to facilitate data management and analysis.
The Gas Utility Network Configuration includes:
The Gas Utility Network Configuration is a starting place to implement a utility network for gas. It is not designed to provide an all-encompassing solution for all workflows and assets managed by a gas utility. It is intended to be extended to meet any additional asset, workflow, or 3rd party system integration needs.
Utility network capabilities are available through the ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension.
The Gas Utility Network Configuration is a starting place to implement a utility network for a gas distribution system. The included information model represents gas pipes and equipment as a utility network. The provided information model is not intended to include every possible variation of equipment. Most organizations will extend the provided information model to represent how their gas systems are constructed, and to integrate with other information systems.
The Gas Utility Network Configuration template will change as new capabilities are added to the utility network and best practices evolve. It is important to understand that you are not required to upgrade your implementation to stay in sync with changes to the Gas Utility Network Configuration. Remember the Gas Utility Network Configuration is a starting point and your implementation will branch away from it.
When considering whether to migrate your implementation to a newer version of the Gas Utility Network Configuration, it is important to understand that migration may entail a significant amount of work and expense. As a matter of best practice, you should identify the benefits of migrating to a new version of the Gas Utility Network Configuration and evaluate the benefits against the work and expense. Only if there is a significant positive benefit should you consider upgrading.
Below are the release dates and version information for the gas data model and the supported versions of ArcGIS Pro and the Utility Network Release.
You can configure a utility network for gas and begin using the network to support common workflows at your organization in four steps.