What are GIS and NIS?

What are GIS and NIS, and why should you have one of these systems?

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What is GIS?

A GIS – a geographic information system – helps you to create geographic awareness in a digital way. It’s much more than just a digital map: it’s a multi-dimensional system with different layers of information. GIS is used in many industries to visualize complex facts, from mineral resources in the ground, development of highway traffic throughout time, and logistic routes to the spreading of a pandemic.

What is NIS?

NIS – a network information system – is the further development and adaption of GIS to the specific needs of grid and network owners. Typical users are utility and telecom companies.

A NIS provides the tools to understand and gain control over a network. It constantly answers business-critical questions about a grid or network, such as:

  • What are my assets?
  • Where are my network assets?
  • How are these assets connected?
  • Who is using the network assets?

In addition, it supports specific workflows for network owners, from planning to maintenance, with the same starting point: the map.

How can you benefit from GIS software?

  • GIS is the perfect system to combine geographic information with other information
  • It’s considered user friendly because the starting point is always the map
  • You can zoom in from global to local information
  • Using a GIS, you can share comprehensive information between different departments, office and field crews, and other stakeholders

How can you benefit from NIS software?

NIS is a GIS specifically developed for network owners and operators.

  • It puts your grid or network on the map
  • It stores all the information about you network and assets in one place
  • It supports business-critical workflows that are built for utility and telecom companies
  • Different departments and stakeholders can access the same information about the grid or the network at any time.

Overview: NIS versus GIS

NIS GIS
Geographic awareness
Visualizes multi-dimensional facts
Can be adopted to different industries Limited
Specifically built for network owners
Asset register of a network Limited
Supports specific workflows of network owners

Who needs GIS?

  • All businesses that want to visualize and store information on a map. Geographical information systems are flexible and can be adapted to the needs of many different industries.

Who needs NIS?

  • NIS is GIS built for grid and network owners. It is mainly used by utility companies – power, water, gas, heating – and telecom companies.
  • If you have a complex network to run, you should search for NIS providers with purpose-built solutions for your utility network.
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Request a free demo of our system with one of our experts

Call us or fill out the form and we will contact you to book a time. The demo is held live online by one of our experts. It takes about 30 minutes and you can ask questions.

Why get GIS and NIS software by Digpro

Digpro offers GIS software specifically built for utility and telecom companies. This type of software is often referred to as a NIS – network information system.

Why Digpro’s solution?

what is gis and nis
A GIS/NIS from Digpro

What types of GIS/NIS software does Digpro offer?

Digpro offers GIS-based software for utility and telecom companies. Our main products are built to successfully run:

  • Power grids/power networks
  • Water distribution networks
  • Gas distribution networks
  • Heating distribution networks
  • Telecom networks with strong focus on fiber networks

Power grids/power networks

Water distribution networks

Gas distribution networks

Heating distribution networks

Telecom networks with strong focus on fiber networks

Book a free demo of our system with one of our experts

The demo is held live online by one of our experts. It takes about 30 minutes and you can ask questions.

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