Utility-centric GIS Applications

Working at the intersection of utility networks & GIS Applications.

We work at the intersection of utility networks and geographic information systems. Our focus is to provide customers with a solid foundation for supporting utility GIS applications. Elements of this GIS foundation include a data model designed to meet your business needs and processes to load and maintain the Geodatabase that is built for you based on that model. BSL experience in utility GIS data modeling, migration and maintenance can help ensure the success of your GIS implementation project.

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GIS Services

ArcFM/ArcGIS Data Migration

We are experts at migrating and validating data from existing mapping systems into an ArcFM Geodatabases, and our rates are some of the best in the industry!

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Data Enhancement

Data sources within a utility organization, both GIS and non-GIS data sources, are built in many ways and grow along many paths. We will seamlessly incorporate them into your GIS.

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Implementation Tasks

We specialize in Data Modeling, Data Migration Design, and Quality Assurance for GIS projects, which are critical tasks to insure a successful and accurate GIS implementation.

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GIS Tools

The Blair Services CAD Converter allows you to define a precise and complete mapping of ArcMAP features and graphic elements to AutoCAD (DXF or DWG file compatible).

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GIS Case Studies

Utility GIS Data Modeling:  URD Opens

Utility GIS Data Modeling: URD Opens

The ArcGIS Electric Data Model provides data structures to define URD open points, but how you represent them in your Geodatabase depends on your company's requirements. This post describes some options.

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All About that Base…

All About that Base…

The register as versioned "Move to Base" option that is. This post takes a deep dive into whether it might make sense to take advantage of it.

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ADMS Data Quality: How Good is Good Enough? (Part 2)

ADMS Data Quality: How Good is Good Enough? (Part 2)

In a previous post on GIS data quality required to support an ADMS implementation we posed the question "How Good Is Good Enough?" This post digs in to some more of the detail needed to answer that question.

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Proposed Equipment (Part 1)

Proposed Equipment (Part 1)

Management of proposed equipment may seem straightforward but can complicated quickly. However, just because its complicated doesn't mean its not a requirement. This post outlines some considerations.

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Client Stories

Before the Designer Express rollout, we were using CAD Converter to export and import Landbase layers to perform Landbase work within AutoCAD software. Currently CAD Converter is used by our Gas Designers and Landbase group.  CAD Converter is “essential” to our Landbase editors.  Cynthia Salas, Centerpoint Energy

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Centerpoint Energy CAD Converter – Customer Quote

Midcontinent Communications was able to work closely with Blair Services to perform a complex data migration in a relatively short time frame.  Blair Services’ ability to be flexible with the project timeline, provide a high level of expertise, and deliver quality migrated data, enabled this conversion project to be successful.  I would highly recommend the use of Blair Services to any company looking to perform this type of data migration.  Derek Reickmann, Project Manager, Midcontinent Communications

Client Story

Midcontinent Communications – Customer Quote