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Lifecycle Work and Assets: So Happy Together
Part 2

February 8, 2018 By: Chris Sanders

This two-part article describes how two products by SSP Innovations, SSP Lifecycle Work (formally, WFM – aka Lifecycle Work) and SSP Lifecycle Assets (formally AssetLife) have become a complete Utility…

How to Get to State 0 with Thousands of Esri Versions

Prior to joining SSP Innovations, one of my “Newtonian Laws” of GIS was one had to be at State 0 to conduct certain Esri Geodatabase maintenance tasks. As a refresher,…

Network Migration Assessment

February 7, 2018 By: Matthew Stuart

A long-time client recently asked SSP Innovations to assist on a Network Migration project. This client currently runs its IT systems within a DMZ network that is distinctly separated from…

Database Syncing – When One Must

One of our clients has the interesting predicament of two systems of record for the documentation of electric infrastructure. The legacy system of record is Milsoft’s WindMil. WindMil’s primary focus…

SSP Announces 2nd Acquisition:
Wind Lake Solutions

February 1, 2018 By: Skye Perry

First off, let me say that I couldn’t be more excited to pass along this very exciting news to our customers, partners, friends, and family! On January 17th, 2018, SSP…

ArcMap 10.6.1 for Utilities – What You Need to Know

January 31, 2018 By: Skye Perry

Esri has just announced that ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1 will be released in the summer of 2018 and will include utility support for ArcMap, the geometric network, and related ArcFM™ functionality.…

Esri Domains 201

January 23, 2018 By: Brian Higgins

“Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery.” In January 2015, we wrote a blog post titled Esri Domains 101.  Anybody that has constructed lengthy domains knows…

The Utility Network Advantage Program –Why, What and How?

January 17, 2018 By: Mehrdod Mohseni

It’s been said that with added functionality comes complexity… and while that may be true, it does not necessarily mean that it should be avoided. After all, our lives have…

SSP Tools to Support your Current and Future Smart Metering

January 7, 2018 By: Adam Tonkin

For those of you who have read the SSP blog posts since the early days of our organization, you know that the vast majority of our early projects have been…

Esri Utility Network Management Extension – Placing and Tracing Gas Features

We have previously showcased the details of Utility Network Management for gas data, and editing with gas distribution data using Esri’s Utility Network Management Extension. Today, we’re refreshing you on…

Practical Pipeline Field Forms Using Survey123 – Use Case

System of record, tracking and traceability, easy ways getting my field data into GIS…these buzz words sound familiar? SSP Innovations continues to support pipeline operators across each of these arenas,…

Geocaching with Esri Collector

January 6, 2018 By: Brian Higgins

Pop quiz…who knows what GPS Selective Availability is? I suspect the clear majority cannot define it. Prior to May 2000 in the interest of national security, the US Department of…