Overview

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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:

  • Configuration instructions
  • Schema for common gas components
  • Rules to define network behavior
  • Project for configuring and publishing the utility network services
  • Maps and apps to support common gas utility workflows
  • Sample data

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.

Considerations

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When considering whether to migrate your implementation to a newer version of the Gas Utility Network Configuration, it is important to understand that migration may entail a significant amount of work and expense.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.

Version

Below are the release dates and version information for the Gas Utility Network Configuration which is based on the ArcGIS Enterprise Utility Network Management extension.

Date Version Description
January 2019 2.0.1
  • ArcGIS 2.3 with version 2.0 of the ArcGIS Enterprise Utility Network Management extension.
June 2018 2.0
  • ArcGIS 2.2 with version 2.0 of the ArcGIS Enterprise Utility Network Management extension.
April 2018 1.1
  • ArcGIS 2.1 with version 1.0 of the ArcGIS Enterprise Utility Network Management extension.
January 2018 1.0
  • ArcGIS 2.1 with version 1.0 of the ArcGIS Enterprise Utility Network Management extension.

Configuration workflow

You can configure a utility network for gas and begin using the network to support common workflows at your organization in four steps.

  1. Create and configure a utility network using the Utility Network Package Tools and Esri's asset package for gas. Once the base model has been applied to a utility network, evaluate the gaps and extend your implementation. Sample data is provided.
  2. Post process and publish your utility network layer to Portal for ArcGIS. With the services based architecture that powers the ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension, the published utility network layer will be the service that your organization uses to manage, analyze, and work with the new utility network.
  3. Deploy focused solutions designed to address common workflows at your organization. Using the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, these maps and apps will automatically be configured to use your published utility network layer.
  4. Get maps and apps in the hands of your users. Share the maps and apps deployed with the appropriate members of your organization. Your organization can then use these maps and apps to streamline common workflows at your utility.

Get started with the Gas Utility Network Configuration

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