HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SBB will implement Intergraph(R) next-generation infrastructure management technology to geospatially capture and manage assets for the Swiss railway, which supports the transport of 9,000 trains per day and 306 million passengers a year. With assets including more than 3,000 kilometers of rail, 5,200 buildings and 28,000 employees - just to name a few - the project will result in the largest geographic information system (GIS) in the country.
Keeping track of and up-to-date on every asset that makes up such an extensive transportation network is a challenging proposition, according to SBB. The availability of current data that enables users to access key information at the right time, in the right form and through the appropriate medium is becoming increasingly crucial for the operation of the railway.
SBB sought a solution built on an open architecture that would enable the Swiss railway to comply with industry standards, easily integrate data with its Oracle platform and allow for simple access to geographic information across the enterprise. After evaluating multiple solutions, SBB determined Intergraph G/Technology was best suited to meet its requirements.
Intergraph G/Technology supports universal standards such as the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard. The technology leverages the power of Oracle's database capabilities, and geographic data from the system can be seamlessly utilized across a wide variety of applications for flexible access to spatial information. G/Technology will be used by SBB to build an inventory for all spatial and property-related assets concerning the construction, planning, maintenance, renovation and operation of the Swiss rail infrastructure.
"Especially among today's evolving economic, environmental and political climate, transportation organizations require systems that keep their infrastructure safe, secure, efficient and up-to-date," said John Graham, president of Security, Government & Infrastructure at Intergraph. "A comprehensive, spatially-enabled infrastructure management system ensures that asset data will be properly stored, maintained and leveraged for maximum operational performance and improved service to passengers."
SBB is Switzerland's biggest travel and transport company. Every year, SBB transports roughly 306 million passengers and 54 million net tons of freight over 3,011 kilometers of rail. SBB is also one of the largest employers in Switzerland with close to 28,000 employees. More information can be found at: http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/konzern.htm
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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