Using main grid information with mobile applications

Fingrid has started the development of mobile and browser applications for main grid information contained in the ELVIS system.

The project will implement two different applications: ”Pocket grid map” and ”Mobile data collection”. The applications enable the map-based searching and viewing of main grid information, as well as the opportunity to collect observations in the field. The project will also implement the cornerstones for the external use of Fingrid’s main grid location information. The aim is to introduce the applications by autumn 2017. The partner in the project is Sito Oy.

”Pocket grid map” shows main grid information from the ELVIS system on a map

The application being developed under the working name ”Pocket grid map” offers Fingrid’s customers and personnel, as well as service providers working for Fingrid, light and easy-to-use map views of main grid information contained in the ELVIS system.

Using the map, it is possible to search and view main grid assets and their basic information. In addition to main grid sites, other materials will also be available for viewing on the map. The applications receive the information automatically in nearly real time from Fingrid’s ELVIS system.

The Pocket grid map will function as a scalable HTML5 application, which can be used on mobile devices as well as computers with an online connection.

The application can be utilised by people such as Fingrid’s project and customer managers, service provider planners and customer representatives with access to Fingrid’s customer extranet. Possible users also include people without access to Fingrid’s Maximo or ArcGIS applications.

”Mobile data collection” as a tool in the field

The application being developed under the working name ”Mobile data collection” provides users with tools for data collection in the field. In addition to comments, photos and video can be linked to the location of a field observation. The application and its information function via an application installed on a phone or tablet, also without an online connection.

The application can be utilised for things like preliminary transmission line and substation planning, environmental projects, and transmission line, substation and data communication network maintenance.

The Mobile data collection application will be published both for the Android and iOS platforms, and it will be available for download from application stores. There will be no Windows version.

Further information:
Special Advisor Pasi Turunen , pasi.turunen@fingrid.fi