Computer Links Facilities Management, Mapping

by Kneeland A. Godfrey, Jr., (M.ASCE), Sr. Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 10, Pg. 52-54


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Computerizing of map drafting alone was not cost effective, so electric and gas utilities are using their systems to aid in managing their facilities. This article is a case history of the Wisconsin Public Service Corp., Green Bay, and how this 400,000-customer system is creating an AMFM (Automated Mapping and Facilities Management) systems. It is a national leader in doing so. Its approach is different from most in that their approach to software is to use a system that can best massage massive amounts of data (the firm is inputting to the computer 6 billion bytes of data) and using it to draft maps, rather than the usual approach of starting with a computer drafting system.

Subject Headings: Computer aided drafting | Computer applications | Facilities | Management | Mapping | Utilities

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