CARTESIO: Planning and Maintaining Nationwide Gas Transportation Network – (Milan, Italy)
Image courtesy of Snam S.p.A. – Foto di Renato Cerisola
CARTESIO is the newly redesigned and updated natural gas GIS platform of Snam Rete Gas. Based on Bentley Map Enterprise technology, CARTESIO replaced the outmoded and disparate systems of the previous GIS incarnation. Using a fully scalable architecture, the new system provides a secure method for creating, modifying, and storing data.
Snam Rete Gas used a common spatial database to develop a fully integrated system that combined engineering and GIS data. The combined GIS and CAD functionality facilitates the analysis, design, and management of the company’s natural gas facilities. CARTESIO’s structure ensures that its data are accessible to company personnel, enhancing interdepartmental cooperation. CARTESIO successfully realized the goal of a single-source approach to GIS and engineering data.