Data X GIS Map
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A GIS map is an accurate geo-spatial representation of the actual system layout, unlike one-linediagrams, which are designed as a non-geo-dimensional summary of an electrical system. ETAPGIS Map Module uses maps (MXD documents) developed in ESRI's ArcGIS 9.1 (or later) suiteof products.Once a GIS map representing an electrical system is available, it is possible to transferinformation dynamically from the GIS map into ETAP. This eliminates the need to re-enter datain ETAP resulting in saving time and the reduction of data entry errors. In addition, one-linediagrams can be automatically generated and data can be automatically checked for errors, whichreduces the effort required to begin doing System Studies. ETAP one-line diagrams provide alogical view of the electrical connectivity behind a complex GIS map.In addition to a one-time auto-creation of one-line diagrams, ETAP GIS Map also facilitatesmultiple data transfers (synchronization) between the GIS map and ETAP. This essentially meansadding new equipment, updating existing equipment data, and removing equipment no longer inuse. As a result, data in ETAP and GIS map are kept consistent without going through the manualprocess of recording additions and modifications in both systems.Results, which are available from the analysis of a
one-line diagram, aretransferred to the
for graphical display within the GIS map. GIS maps are thenconfigured to display different study results.GIS systems represent an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data,and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display allforms of geographically referenced information.Typical GIS maps for an electrical system (transmission and distribution systems, industrialpower systems, and power utility systems) are based on one or more geometric networks. Ageometric network in a GIS map represents a one-dimensional linear network such as a utilitynetwork, or an electrical power distribution network. Features participating in a geometricnetwork are mapped to ETAP elements.The topology information available in a geometric network, along with the features, is used todevelop electrical one-line diagrams in ETAP when transferring data for the first time. These one-line diagrams are supplemented with ETAP typical values and library data. The combinedinformation is used to perform power System Studies; common examples include Power FlowStudies and Fault Analysis. Results available after performing the System Studies are transferredto the GIS map via the results database.The block diagram shown below explains the data flow process.