We are pleased to announce the release of the Utility Data Collection software application that we have designed for use on the Apple iPad.
This versatile GPS/GIS mapping and data collection app was mainly designed for utility asset management and meter reading. However, it could also be used by other professionals who need to map points, lines and areas and record pertinent information for the mapped Features, such as for fish & wildlife, natural resources, land management, oil and gas, archaeology, sales route management, and others.
The Utility Data Collection app provides a dedicated data entry form for entering meter readings and other observations, such as whether a particular household owns a guard dog. The meter readers can opt to have the meter route displayed on a satellite map. They will be able to tell which meters have been read as the corresponding symbols will display in a different color on the map. They will also be able to sort and search the meter records. The import and export functions makes it easy to set up meter routes, upload meter database and export meter readings.
Between the monthly meter reads, this app could be used by the maintenance crew to map the locations and record the conditions of land plots, buildings and grounds, utility poles,
utility meters and other equipment. The surveyed items can be easily tagged with pre-defined descriptions as well as photos taken on the spot.
The Utility Data Collection app is the answer for small towns and utility cooperatives who are looking to transition to a newer and more effective utility management and meter reading
system on a budget.
This app is now available at the iTunes App Store.