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Ryan Potts

Ryan Potts

Ryan Potts works as a Senior Consultant for the Utility and Telecommunications consulting company SSP Innovations, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado.  Ryan has over 11 years of Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), more than 6 of these specializing in Product Sales, Management, and Development of GIS capabilities to support fiber optic, fiber to the home (FTTH), hybrid fiber coax (HFC) and other communications networks.

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    Utility Network Management for Gas: An Introduction

    Esri's upcoming ArcGIS Utility Network Management Extension will contain some exciting new capabilities for utilities and pipeline operators using the ArcGIS platform to manage their pipe networks. This blog post provides an overview of the Utility and Pipeline Data Model (UPDM), the different subnetwork types that can be modeled, along with some key business challenges that will be supported with the upcoming software. A special thanks to Tom DeWitte from Esri for his input into this post.
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    Using GIS to Manage Ethernet Virtual Circuits and the Network they are Provisioned On

    For years GIS has been used to document and manage the assets and related connectivity representing the physical network model of a communications network. Lately, SSP has seen greater interest in managing the services that are being provisioned on the physical network model, while still being able to tie those services back to the geospatial information stored in the GIS. This blog post outlines a design that was done for an SSP customer, Consolidated Electric Cooperative, interested in this particular application.
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    Roadmap for Community Broadband in the Digital Transformation

    As technological innovations lead to increasing bandwidth demands, communities need to make sure they are providing their residents and local businesses with the broadband services necessary to participate in the 21st Century economy. Many communities around the world have invested in municipal or utility based high-speed broadband networks to ensure easy access to these services. This blog post outlines the key considerations and steps communities can take as they determine whether an investment in this type of network is right for them. It also outlines where GIS technology can play an important role in planning, designing, and managing these networks.
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    Esri TelUG Webinars: Must See TV! (With January, March Recaps)

    Esri TelUG Webinars are must-see TV for telecommunications GIS professionals. Get the full summary of Esri's January and March webinars plus what to expect later this year!
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    Capital Work Design in Cityworks with SSP's Workforce Management

    SSP and Cityworks are integrating SSP's Workforce Management (WFM) and Cityworks Asset Management (AMS) to provide a full end-to-end solution for capital work design and asset management.
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    The Key Benefits of Integrating Telecom Business Systems with GIS

    Combining data stored in traditional communications business sytems with related geospatial network and asset information opens up new possibilities for users throughout the organization to experience improved efficiency and analysis capabilities. Whether OSS, BSS, NMS, CRM, or another system, geospatially enabling the data housed in these data stores can improve planning and operations which has a direct and positive impact on subscriber satisfaction.
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    Have you heard about Cityworks for Electric and Gas Utilities?

    SSP Innovations talks about how GIS-centric Asset Management software like Cityworks AMS can transform how utilities manage their capital assets and infrastructure.
    Categories: Cityworks
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    What You Need to Know About the Esri Utility Network Update

    One of the most highly anticipated and talked about sessions at the 2016 Esri User Conference was the Road Ahead for Utility and Telecommunications Network Management session. SSP was there and has the scoop on what was talked about and what it means for Utilities and Communication Service Providers in the future.
    Categories: GIS, Utility Network
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    Getting to know Survey123 for ArcGIS

    Survey123 for ArcGIS (Beta) is an exciting new field data collection application from Esri. In this post, we'll go over configuring surveys, using the Survey123 app to collect data, and how this new application compliments other Esri mobile capabilities.
    Categories: ArcGIS Server
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    My 3 favorite things about the ArcGIS Online November release

    The ArcGIS Online November release is here! Check this post out for an overview of some of the recent new capabilities and enhancements added to ArcGIS Online for the November release.
    Categories: ArcGIS Online