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: 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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ArcFM Feeder Manager Feeder Head (AKA Circuit Source)

ArcFM Feeder Manager Feeder Head (AKA Circuit Source)

ArcFM's Feeder Manager expects a "head" from which downstream equipment is energized. Turns out this can mean different things to different implementations. This post explores strategies we've seen.

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ArcGIS Geometric Network:  What’s Up With the Extra Vertices?

ArcGIS Geometric Network: What’s Up With the Extra Vertices?

You may (or may not) have noticed that an extra vertex is added on line crossing when you build a geometric network. This post explores the details.

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Tracking *All* ArcMap Edits

Tracking *All* ArcMap Edits

While ArcGIS Archiving can track all edits performed in your Geodatabase at a system level. But Archiving might not be for you. This post discusses some options.

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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