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  • Blowing Up BRP - Sweet Functionality

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    A couple months ago I wrote about a piece of project-ware SSP built that gives the user a report of every edit that occurred in a GDB version/session/design - both textually and graphically. You may recall the module will save a detailed list of these edits - in a flat file or DB table - for searching later on. Alternatively, the tool could be plugged in to a BRP for automatic capture and save of those edits, for audit and search purposes.
  • Useful Scripts for the Non-Programmer: Checking the History of Your SDE Compresses

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    Utility GIS users often have a large number of versions and therefore a large number of edits in their geodatabases. If you have implemented an ESRI versioned geodatabase you have almost assuredly put in a plan to run regular SDE compress operations (if you haven’t, you really need to because your performance will eventually assuredly suck.)...
    Categories: GIS, Scripts, Skye Perry
  • Integrating WMS - GIS to Support Asset Unitization: Part 2

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    In the previous installment of Integrating Work Management Systems (WMS) with Geographic Information System (GIS) the initial stages of the asset unitization process were described.
    Categories: Chris Cushenbery, GIS
  • Versioning for Dummies: Part 2, the State ID

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    In our first article of this series published last month we covered the basics of ESRI versioning including how adds, deletes, and updates are managed within the versioned geodatabase. We explained that a version in the geodatabase is not a copy of the base business tables but is instead simply a mechanism for tracking the delta changes to the base business tables by using the Add & Delete (A&D) tables. And we took a look at how to locate the corresponding A&D tables for each base business table and the structure of each...
    Categories: GIS, Skye Perry, Versioning
  • Questions & Answers about VB Development in Future Releases of ArcGIS

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    So, your GIS department has been developing applications for ArcGIS using Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) for a long time now. You may have heard a rumor that Esri is ending VB support with ArcGIS 10.1. What do you do? The short answer: start planning soon.
    Categories: ArcObjects, Dean Perry, GIS
  • Douglas County PUD Selects SSP Innovations to Lead Comprehensive GIS Implementation

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    The project will include implementation of an Esri ArcGIS geodatabase, Telvent's ArcFM™, Designer™, Fiber Manager™ and ArcFM Viewer™ for ArcGIS Engine solutions, and SSP's own Workforce Management work-order lifecycle software. Douglas County PUD provides retail electric service to around 18,000 customers, 24 broadband communication ISPs and 68 water customers within Douglas County, WA.
    Categories: News
  • Integrating WMS - GIS to Support Asset Unitization: Part 1

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    Integrating a capable work management system (WMS) with your Geographic Information System (GIS) can provide a streamlined process for managing an asset through its installation or retirement lifecycle: designed, cost-estimated, approved, scheduled, constructed, as-built reported, GIS reconciled, and completed.
  • SSP Launches Monthly e-Zine

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    SSP Innovations launched its new monthly e-zine, Energy Advisor, in June 2011. Energy Advisor is an email sent to a secured list of subcribers, containing helpful articles, tools, hints and sample code with the goal of helping utility personnel do their job better. Energy Advisor is distributed on the second Tuesday of each month. View the articles and sign-up for Energy Advisor HERE.
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  • Versioning for Dummies: Part 1

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    So maybe you’re not really a dummy at all but instead you are a GIS manager who wants and/or needs to understand ESRI versioning. This is one of the most common topics we are asked about in the consulting field and a good one to unpack here in layman’s terms. This is the first in a series of articles that will help to understand versioning as well as provide some useful version management tips and tools. There are many articles out there that define what versioning is but we’re going to attempt to get behind the scenes to look at how versioning works...
    Categories: GIS, Skye Perry, Versioning
  • Enhance your QA

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    Here are some common questions I hear from QA managers in Esri versioned environments: How do I view and QAQC ALL the edits in a version? How do I know I'm not missing something? Is there any way to audit the edits that have been performed? In other words, WHO did WHAT, WHEN and WHERE? Sound familiar? Alas! There is an answer. SSP has created a simple tool that can answer each of the above questions and put your mind at ease...
  • Useful Scripts for the Non-Programmer: Do AU’s Get In the Way of Your Mass Updates?

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    As consultants within the ESRI Electric, Gas, and Water utility space, we often work with clients using the Telvent ArcFM™ extension for ArcGIS. One of the foundational elements of ArcFM™ is the AutoUpdater (AU) which allows a customer to configure a module of custom code to fire as a triggered event on any GIS table event - onCreate, onUpdate, onDelete, onSplit, etc. AU’s are great - they capture the username of the last editor, the last update date, can automatically set additional fields based on spatial location or other attributes, or can do just about anything else you might imagine on a triggered event. However, we have consistently run into a request from clients that want to perform a mass update on a set of records within ArcGIS without the AU’s firing. Our initial response is usually that they can temporarily un-configure the AU within ArcCatalog but many users don’t like that option for a variety of reasons we won’t get into here. Our second recommendation is that they execute a few simple lines of VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code which will disable the AU’s within the current edit session within ArcMap. This request has come through often enough that we believe this script will prove to be useful to more users in the community.
  • SSP & GP&L Present to a Packed Room at Telvent Users Group Conference

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    SSP's Skye Perry and John Garrett of Garland Power & Light presented "Designer-Integrated Work Management for Small Utilities" and showcased the impressive functionality of SSP's newest project-ware, Workforce Management. The conference took place in Fort Collins, CO in March 2011. View the presentation slides here.
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  • Alliant Energy & IREA Choose SSP All Edits Report For Analyzing Versions

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    Both Alliant Energy (WI) and IREA (CO) chose SSP's All Edits Report & QA Tool to allow their users to analyze the edits to their Esri versions and Telvent Sessions/Designs. The SSP All Edits tool provides both a textual and graphical interface for viewing adds, updates, and deletes in any version within the GIS. Utilities with larger sets of users have found the tool to be very useful in managing their QA process.
    Categories: News
  • Sales and IT Professional Dean Perry Joins SSP Innovations

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    Experienced in sales and software development, Perry joins the company as Sales & Account Manager. He'll lead SSP's accounts and marketing efforts, providing leadership for all client and partner interactions. He can be reached at 720.229.0227 or our contact page.
    Categories: News
  • SSP Innovations Announces New-Hire Corey Blakeborough

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    A recent graduate from the University of Northern Colorado, Blakeborough earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration: Computer Information Systems and worked as lead web developer for UNC's Monfort College of Business. As SSP's newest Software Consultant, Corey will use his extensive software development skills to assist with the design and execution of several ongoing projects.
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  • Utility GIS Industry Veteran Chris Cushenbery Joins SSP Innovations

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    SSP is proud to announce the addition of Cushenbery, who brings over 15 years experience as a software professional in this field. Chris most recently worked for Enspiria Solutions and ESRI as a Project Engineer and an Enterprise Consultant, respectively. As a Principal Consultant at SSP, he'll lend expertise and technical leadership to existing and new systems integration projects.
    Categories: News

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