Seven years ago, Arkwest Communications embarked on a multi-year Fiber to the Home (FTTH) broadband overbuild of their entire service area. They had an existing CAD mapping and records system for their copper network that they initially utilized for their new FTTH network. This worked for a couple of years until the product was discontinued and support was coming to an end. At that point, Arkwest faced a decision on what platform to move forward with.
Arkwest had several requirements for their new mapping system:
In addition to these requirements, Arkwest had been through a prior records migration and was seeking an open platform that could support their operations without a significant migration again in the future. Our team evaluated several options, and the capabilities of ArcGIS Online (AGOL).
ArcGIS Online provides a powerful cloud-based GIS System the enable several features for Arkwest:
The deployment of Arkwest data in AGOL was completed in two phases:
Utilizing the Cloud-based ArcGIS Online environment, Arkwest was able to immediately recognize benefits for facility location and planning. Updates to the system are now made faster than any prior solution could provide. The broad capabilities of ArcGIS Online provide a strong platform for Planning, Constructing, As-Built verification, Records Maintenance, and Service Restoration.
The GIS Services team at CT&T and Palmetto Engineering & Consulting is ready to assist you in learning more about GIS and how it can be utilized for your organization.