Utility database structure contains several components and many databases describe similar real objects. This redundancy ensues from the parallel databases of the systems.
The databases of the parallel systems are fixed and little customizable, hence special softwares are needed for minimize the differently duplicated objects. We can help in the
database structure analysis and developing integration solutions.
For the successful system integration it has to overview the whole connected systems, minimize the redundancy and define the common identification system, which guaratees
the data connections.
It has to clarify the dataflow and working processes. The interface solutions have to match to these criteria.
Integration with GIS
If the utility company has well-structured and well-maintained GIS database, this database could be the best source for build database for network calculation.
- GIS database contains almost the whole network with technical data of the elements
- GIS database stores network topology. Connection structure between the node and edge elements.
- Generally the GIS systems have developer kit for building own applications.
- In many cases the GIS database is the base data sources of another databases and interface between these systems are built. There is a chance for using these interfaces for the data conversion into PSS®SINCAL.
- If the interface is working under the GIS environment, it can use GIS functionality for its own purposes. For example: selection by supply area or selection by area, etc.
The next picture shows how SincalLib.NET application is placed in the software structure.
The picture shows the situation when GIS has .NET development capability and one part of the interface solution is built in the GIS application.