Basic (geodetic module)
Creates and maintains basic spatial records and attribute descriptions of power lines, buildings and equipment of public lighting. This module is an upgrade of a Desktop Viewer and therefore has all of the same functionalities as that module.
The system is described with over 40 point, line or polygon spatial layers. The description includes all types of power lines, equipment and buildings that make up the lighting system, including lighting fixtures, bulbs, poles and cables, right up to the layer in which users can log data errors.
When entering data, it is possible to predefine the values of particular attributes in each layer, and for each attribute for which this was possible, to create lists, that is, catalogues (built-in types of cables, poles, lighting fixtures ...).
For attributes whose values are used in the quality control process, "locked" lists are initially created, that is, lists which cannot be altered.
The graphical editor is highly efficient. It has a series of specialized embedded commands. The module manages records on circuits, phases, and connected equipment.
The greatest value and functionality, which competitors’ solutions do not offer, consists of controls of completeness of attribute description and quality controls of logical data input. There is no type of power lines, equipment or building where the functional correctness of the spatial position in relation to other parts of the system, is not controlled. The controls point out to user all incorrect data entered, directing him toward all locations where faults must be resolved. The data input process cannot be completed, in other words, data cannot be stored on the server, before all detected faults/deficiencies have been corrected. There are more than 50 controls built into the system, that function like a series of increasingly finer sieves that gradually filter out all deficiencies.
The necessity of this approach arises from the fact that insufficient or unverified data should not serve as the working basis of all of the planned modules which will later use that data in quite complex procedures.
The module enables simultaneous changing of data by multiple users, but without the possibility that these changes overlap. The procedure is based on defining a polygon of interest, i.e. specifying an area in which the user wants to modify the data. The specified area is reserved for only one person. There is a direct attribute editing, i.e., attribute editing without having to define the area of interest is available as well. This of course applies only to that part of attribute description that is not essential for the control process.
In a separate part of the module, the user can, in advance, show and describe by attributes, all types of power lines and equipment, so that the attribute description can later be reduced to only the choice of the appropriate type of power lines and equipment.
This is a basic and initial module which is required for the establishment of the technical information system of the public lighting. The rest of the modules rely on data created by the basic module while working, and without it, they cannot function.
The module can be connected with the business information system, i.e., energy consumption calculations, and this opens up the possibility of control of energy consumption by taking into account the power of the bulbs installed.