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GBA GIS Master®

Source: GBA Master Series, Inc.
GBA GIS Master®
Intelligent computerized mapping, also known as Automated Mapping / Facilities Management (AM/FM) or Geographic Information System (GIS), adds a new dimension to infrastructure management. By linking the GBA Master Series programs to digital mapping, we are able to develop a graphic

Intelligent computerized mapping, also known as Automated Mapping / Facilities Management (AM/FM) or Geographic Information System (GIS), adds a new dimension to infrastructure management. By linking the GBA Master Series programs to digital mapping, we are able to develop a graphic display of inspection and analysis data. Because GBA GIS Master utilizes the GBA Master Series database programs, you can immediately access graphical information about a feature from within any module. After running a model or performing analysis in another module, you can graphically display the results within the GIS. Viewing model results as they exist in your city, in accordance with your related infrastructures, can help you make better rehabilitation and maintenance decisions.

GBA Master Series is a Business Partner with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI). As such, we are authorized developers and resellers of ArcView and MapObjects. We have taken the power of these programs and linked them with our own powerful database programs to create the most comprehensive graphical system available.

Implementing a successful GIS involves developing two types of input: attributes (intelligent data) and mapping. The intelligence of the GBA Master Series software combined with computerized mapping provides the foundation of a well-managed utility system. We have gained a full range of experience in gathering, analyzing and maintaining the attribute data for use with the GBA Master Series software. Additionally, we have extensive experience in working with existing mapping, and in developing new mapping.

The most critical tool in keeping your databases and maps concurrent is the GIS Toolkit. This powerful tool allows you to keep your maps and databases current without the duplication of data. For instance, let's say you want to add a line segment to your sanitary sewer system. Without the Toolkit, you would need to add the line segment graphically in the GIS, and conversely add the segment to the database. With the Toolkit, you only need to add the segment to either the database or the map and the other is updated to reflect your changes.

Many of the most powerful functions within GBA GIS Master utilize the data stored within the GBA Master Series programs. However, the GBA Master Series is much more than simply a place to store data. Each package includes very powerful filter, analysis and summary tools. To take full advantage of these tools, a customized interface has been developed within GBA GIS Master for a seamless interface between packages. The results of the modeling capabilities within our Flow Modeling package and the GBA Street Master program can be viewed in the GIS. This graphical display of the results allows you to visualize your trouble spots and dispatch maintenance crews accordingly.

The integration of our packages provides the most cost-effective way to organize and dispatch maintenance crews. For example, let's say that you routinely sweep the streets or flush the sewer lines in your system. With the combination of these packages, you can create the routes visually – by location on the map. Pin maps are easy to create from maintenance requests to allow you to see the locations of frequent requests or complaints. Create maps based on date ranges to view your maintenance work sequentially.

GBA GIS Master currently functions within the ArcView 3.x environment. Coming soon...ArcGIS 8 integration!