GeoSCADA: managing your geographically dispersed assets
In all applications involving remote devices geographically dispersed, technical information acquired through SCADA systems are correlated to maps information. Maps information change permanently and, rather than updating repeatedly the SCADA system (Topkapi supports import of DXF and MID / MIF file type), it is appealing to obtain them directly in real time by a request to a referent geographic information system (GIS).
With its new WMS functions, Topkapi displays onto a graphical view both the animated items featuring the data acquired and a map or a network view obtained from a GIS. This applies to all applications monitoring distribution networks (electricity, gas, water, sanitation, telecommunications and so on.), but also - in conjunction with the automatic acquisition of GPS position - to the management of mobile fleet and operators on duty (for example DATI, alarm devices for isolated workers). The WMS standard can be used with most major GIS products such as Arc GIS, Autodesk, Map Info, Star Apic, etc. Topkapi SCADA software can select in a WMS server the layers to be displayed, and superimposes on the image provided its own objects with conventional control / command features.