Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will use GEOMAP GIS America’s GEOMAP FM solution September 19, 2008Posted by Bahadir Sahin in English, Haber (News).
Tags: Geographic Information System, GEOMAP FM, geospatial mapping, intelligent facility management, LAUSD
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the largest school district in California and the 2nd largest in the United States, will use GEOMAP GIS America’s GEOMAP FM solution to integrate the management of its 14,000 buildings, 18,000 floors and 70,000,000 sq. ft.
The organization is currently using AutoCAD for graphic management of its floor plans, and Maximo to manage its assets, such as furniture and equipment, and also for work management; these two systems operate parallel to each other since there is no link between them. The current environment does not favor integrating the systems, causing information to be desynchronized. To remedy this situation, the LAUSD has selected the GEOMAP FM (Facility Management) solution from GEOMAP GIS America, a CAFM (computer assisted facilities management) that will integrate both environments from this point forward, by linking the graphic information to the descriptive information. In this way each asset originating in the Maximo database will be linked to its graphic representation in GEOMAP FM. The solution will also provide the LAUSD with numerous intelligent facility management (FM) functions: managing equipment and inventory, spaces, employees, moving, maintenance and many other functions.
There is no limit to facility management as long as we have the data. GEOMAP FM is an open, configurable system that interacts with and links to most expert system databases. It coordinates the physical work environment, including buildings, equipment and furnishings according to the organization’s activities and personnel.
GEOMAP FM is based on AutoCAD Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and completely supports data stored in DWG or other formats (Oracle Spatial, ArcSDE, SHP, etc.).
About the LAUSD
The Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest (according to the number of students) school district in California and the second largest in the United States. The LAUSD currently has more than 694,288 students, 45,473 teachers and 38,494 other employees. After the government, it is one of the largest employers in Los Angeles. It has 14,000 buildings, 18,000 floors and 70,000,000 sq. ft. The LAUSD has had its own police department since 1948. It uses as many transportation services as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The LAUSD serves approximately 500,000 meals per day, rivaling McDonald’s operations in the area.
GEOMAP has been developing and integrating systems based on Autodesk products since 1989. The company is an Autodesk systems center, an Autodesk registered developer and an authorized Autodesk solution provider. Oracle, Microsoft and Business Objects are also GEOMAP business partners. GEOMAP’s European headquarters are located in the French Alps. GEOMAP also has offices in Paris and Lyon in France, and in Luxembourg and Africa. GEOMAP’s American headquarters are located in Montreal. Expert in deploying GIS applications in large organizations, municipalities and government institutions, GEOMAP integrates multi-user architectures on an intranet or Internet using web and open source technologies. The GEOMAP GIS unique technology, built on AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map and Autodesk Mapguide allows for the building of an information system that brings together all the assets that an organization wishes to manage in computerized plans. These solutions allow users to create, update, change and distribute graphic and alphanumeric information in order to help managers, technical and non-technical users with their daily maintenance operations and strategic planning.