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Bummer: I need a different license!

Hypothetical case: you implemented some software and decided to extend its use cases. However, you realize that this requires additional modules and subsequent license fees. Bummer! In our world of GIS this occasionally happens: You've implemented a mobile solution and it works fine. Users like it. You decide, for example, to display crew locations, or [...]

Storm damage aftermath. Nightmares prevented…

When large storms, or worse, are brewing, a utility typically gets into gear to prepare for the worst. Crews are put on standby, equipment is readied and contractors notified. Then after the worst if over, everyone kicks in to gear to assess the damage and start repair work. In extreme cases, even out of state [...]

Field data collection made simple: Vegetation Management, Pole Inspection, Driving Survey, Damage Assessment and Right of Way management. One app, no modules, no additional license cost.

One Application: all use cases and business processes Utilities rely on data collected in the field for different purposes, from a variety of different applications and formats. From a business point of view, data needs to be collected and brought back to the back office. From an administrative point of view: forms need to meet [...]

Vegetation Management made easy.

Vegetation management typically starts with assessing the amount of work required to maintain a specific sections of network. The utility company uses this data for budgetary purposes or to determine contractor compensation. On the contractor side, contractors often assess the amount of work and equipment required so that they can quote the utility or respond [...]

Add popular landbases to your Smallworld GIS. Google Maps, Bing, OSM: no problem!

Smallworld data on top of Google or other map services, inside Smallworld GIS? Need to replace MrSid? Look no further! Our Cloudmaps for Smallworld GIS adds this functionality. Choose from street, satellite, and topo maps. By simply loading a plugin into the Smallworld image, object control is supplemented with the ability to enable Google background [...]

Electric Office: Now accept field data back to Smallworld!

Smallworld GIS is a leading platform for utilities because of its advanced version management, vector capabilities, and network tracing. We at Cliffhanger Solutions now fully support the GE Smallworld office suite, including Electric Office, in the field using our product Atlas in both connected and disconnected environments. Our full vector-based, no database, data model agnostic [...]

Exciting new functionality released! Atlas 2.14.0 now available.

Always needed map rotation or wanted offline databases to be generated based on a specific schedule? Wait no longer. Atlas 2.14.0 has been released and rolled out! It contains the following changes: Ability to perform bulk updates to a group of objects Add documentation for Atlas online help Ability to add/delete/show joined records Automated scheduled [...]

Getting audited or need compliance evidence? No worries!

Utilities frequently get audited or need evidence to prove that they are in compliance. Examples, why this is sometimes required, are: safety violations explosions power outages gas leaks (car) accidents Atlas tracks every single user interaction on a record. Whether that is when a user viewed a record, saved an inspection or completed a survey. [...]

Notification & Messaging now available in your mobile GIS!

Almost any modern application nowadays supports some form of push notifications or messages. Simpler applications limit this to a message that a new release or a patch is available. We at Cliffhanger Solutions took that much further. Atlas now supports push messages for: New work or jobs assigned. Plots generated. Reports are ready for download. [...]

Cliffhanger Solutions releasing new GIS platform which includes the fastest tracing in the industry.

An essential requirement for GIS is network analysis (a.k.a. tracing or routing). With Cliffhanger having finalized its tracing module for Atlas, we are now offering a complete and new GIS platform with smooth migration paths available from ESRI and GE Smallworld. Atlas is not only data agnostic, but it is also schemaless. This means that [...]

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