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

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

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

As ADMS tecnology increases in popularity so must GIS data quality improve to support it. This is the first post in a series where we explore GIS-ADMS data quality needs.

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Utility GIS Data Modeling: Why the Three Normal Position Fields?

Utility GIS Data Modeling: Why the Three Normal Position Fields?

Unlike other electric distribution data models, the ArcGIS Electric model provides three fields for normal position in a switch/protective device. This post explores a little of the background to why.

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ArcFM: What Happened to My AutoUpdaters?

ArcFM: What Happened to My AutoUpdaters?

Its rare, but ArcFM AutoUpdaters can stop working. However, they don't stop on their own, there is always an underlying reason. This post can help with the diagnosis and resolution.

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Utility GIS Data Modeling: Electric Distribution Transformers

Utility GIS Data Modeling: Electric Distribution Transformers

This post explores the way distribution transformers are represented in the ArcGIS/ArcFM electric model, and particularly the modeling of connectivity to support tracing.

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Client Stories

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

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Midcontinent Communications – Customer Quote

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