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Latest SBS Staff Member to be Awarded FME® Accreditation from Safe Software

Lakewood, CO: As a Safe Software Gold VAR Partner SBS has been committed to deliver exceptional consulting services and training for FME products....

Happy 500th – Top Things to Consider When Getting Data Out of Smallworld GIS

Our company, Spatial Business Systems, recently hit a milestone of having placed our 500th license of the SpatialBiz Plug-In for FME (also called the “Smallworld Plug-In for FME”) in production with a client of ours....

EagleView Technology Corporation Announces Pictometry Image Extension for Smallworld™ GIS

Demonstrations of the extension, developed by partner Spatial Business Systems (SBS), will be held at the 2015 DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition....

AutoCAD® Utility Design: Work Location Feature – Callout and Categorize Material Status

This post is to inform how to configure the core AUD capabilities to callout and categorize material internal status (e.g. install/removal) at each work location....

GPS and Design Integrated by Utility DataHub – Mobile Trimble Solution

SBS has partnered with Tri-Global Technologies, LLC to bring mobile device functionality to the Utility DataHub™ suite of integration tools....

What Can Utility GIS Leaders Learn from the San Bruno Explosion?

On September 9, 2010 a 30–inch diameter natural gas pipeline owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) exploded in a quiet neighborhood in San Bruno, California, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes....

Detailed Material Generation for Combinations of Features in AUD

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority has a comprehensive material library they use in design, which gives them costing estimates down to the bolt....

How to Maximize your Autodesk University (AU) Experience in 2014

When trying to understand a new concept it’s best to collaborate with peers who have had similar experiences....

The Professional Ethics of GIS – Why Data Quality and Information Management Matter

Nearly 20 years ago I had the opportunity to learn a chilling lesson from a seasoned GIS manager who worked for a large gas utility....

Using Spatial ETL in a Multi-Vendor Enterprise GIS Environment – Presentation

Click below to see the Power Point Presentation. Using Spatial ETL in a Multi-Vendor Enterprise GIS Environment-2014...

Using Spatial ETL in a Multi-Vendor GIS Environment (Part 3)

This post addresses the use of database-centric architectures in large-scale enterprise GIS environments. ...

Customer Samples

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Complimentary Software Checkup

Are you looking to get the most out of your software investments? Take advantage of this ECA Member special, with no strings attached. SBS will do an onsite visit to provide an in-depth analysis of your current usage and how to improve the overall...

Independence Power & Light Selects SBS Utility DataHub™ to Integrate Milsoft and GIS

Independence Power and Light (IPL) has spent 100 years delivering electricity to their customers with the lowest possible price and the highest levels of customer service....

360° Workflow Analysis – Staking Analysis with Engineering

Ensuring infrastructure integrity has never been more important than it is today. Increased regulatory scrutiny, aging infrastructure, joint pole use and smart grid deployments require the staking process to be more than just placing and tracking assets. Staking today needs...

Tri Global Trimble AUD Integration

Click below to see the presentation. Tri Global AUD Integration...

Milsoft-DistriView GIS Integration

Click below to see the presentation. Milsoft-DistriView GIS Integration (PUG Milsoft Interface)...

Using Spatial ETL in a Multi-Vendor GIS Environment (Part 3)

This post addresses the use of database-centric architectures in large-scale enterprise GIS environments. ...

Using Spatial ETL in a Multi-Vendor GIS Environment (Part 2)

As described in my previous post, GIS architectures are evolving from environments where all the functionality resides in the corporate GIS platform to new architectures where external applications are providing capabilities that have historically been performed within the corporate GIS. ...

Populate an AUD model field from Drawing Properties

The question has come up, “how do I populate a custom field in an AUD model from the Drawing Properties. Specifically a Work Order number. This is easy to do, but not easy to figure out. AUD doesn’t always make...