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Xcel Energy Purchases Web Maps Connector

Xcel Energy recently purchased iFactor Consulting’s Web Maps Connector to enable access to ArcGIS Data Appliance tile layers from their Smallworld applications. Users get access to data that works with any Smallworld application, including PowerOn and SIAS. WMC is typically used to access map data from the cloud, including data from Bing Maps, Open Street Map, Digital Map Products, and an expanding list of other sources. This particular implementation, however, illustrates the versatility of WMC within the corporate firewall as well.

“Xcel Energy is able to leverage the WMC to support data access from our core basemap reference data, the ESRI Data Appliance, within the Smallworld GIS,” said Scott Bundy, Xcel Energy Senior Solutions Consultant. “This enables data consistency across many software solutions throughout the company where we are able to utilize a single solution to support our work processes and minimize our software and data footprints. iFactor’s WMC solution enabled us with rapid development and deployment of the product within our environments with excellent performance results.”

Xcel Energy is a leading combination electricity and natural gas company, with a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers.

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