Emergency plans in GeoNAM


GeoNAM now offers a new emergency plan module which helps pipeline operators to quickly access all relevant contact information in case of emergency. With a few mouse clicks, the application provides the data required to inform all relevant stakeholders and authorities.

The emergency plan module includes functionality for managing data on administrative districts and data on organizations and persons, e.g., fire departments, public authorities or disaster control offices. Organizations are linked to the corresponding administrative districts by Responsibilities. Relations between assets and the administrative districts they are located in are determined using geometry overlay, then stored in the database as Asset Locations.

Importing administrative districts: Import, geometry overlay, access to information

Administrative units from countries down to municipalities can be imported from the VG250 format. VG250 files contain geographical data on German administrative units and are provided by the German authorities. Other data formats can be used as defined together with GEOMAGIC.

Data on network assets is typically already present in the GeoNAM database and can be overlaid with the imported administrative districts to create Asset Locations. Creating Asset locations means letting the GeoNAM database know which assets are located in which administrative district. The user can define which types of assets should be used for emergency plan information. Only the selected geometries will be used for overlay, which means that only relevant assets will show up in the emergency plan information.

Contact data that is needed in case of emergency is managed in the GeoNAM Organization object. Each organization can have several contacts, for example, one central office and several personal phone numbers.

Users can create an emergency plan document for an administrative district. Each document contains a list of relevant assets and responsible organizations for the selected district.

Additionally, the emergency plan module provides a map tool that lets users create an emergency plan document for a point in the map. Such a document contains a list of assets and administrative districts found within a configurable distance, as well as all the organizations responsible for the districts that have been found.

The emergency plan module uses configurable document templates so that the layout and content of the emergency plan documents can be adapted to individual requirements.