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

ArcGIS Archiving for Utility Geodatabases (Part 1)

ArcGIS Archiving for Utility Geodatabases (Part 1)

ArcGIS Archiving provides a product-based solution for answering questions like: When did this (gas main, service, conductor) get deleted? This post provides a preliminary deep-dive.

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Substation Details in the GIS Database

Substation Details in the GIS Database

With advanced distribution system analysis applications there are new drivers for potentially including substation details inside your electric Geodatabase. This post explores some reasons why you might or might not want to.

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Discovering Possible Pipeline Welded Joint Locations

Discovering Possible Pipeline Welded Joint Locations

This case study examines a potentially hazardous condition for which we can identify candidate locations.

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Combining ArcFM Feeder Manager Phase Fields

Combining ArcFM Feeder Manager Phase Fields

Phase designation and phase configuration are similar but different properties. Here's a way to combine them into one field.

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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