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GIS Planning, Web and 3D Web GIS Applications for the Management and Analysis of MV/LV Electrical Networks in the Region of Medjez el Bab (North-West of Tunisia)

Version 1 : Received: 18 January 2022 / Approved: 20 January 2022 / Online: 20 January 2022 (08:32:37 CET)

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Journal reference: Appl. Sci. 2022
DOI: 10.3390/app12052554

Abstract

Electric energy has become essential nowadays not only for the daily life of each of us but also for the economy of different countries. The dissemination of geographic information plays an important role in national development as it facilitates communication between managers, investors, and consumers in this sector. Since the management of electricity network data was previously done in Tunisia based on paper maps and plans, the purpose of this article is to present a case of planning based on GIS, Web, and 3D Web GIS, which would have significant positive consequences on this sector from a technical and financial sides with an improvement in customer satisfaction and the creation of an intelligent electricity network which will be a real decision-making tool. This work draws up an inventory of the network MV (Medium Voltage)/LV (Low Voltage) of the region of Medjez El Bab which routes electricity to the big centers of consumption with access to MV/LV subscribers. The analysis of the network's impedance allowed carrying out different scenarios to optimize performance and obtain more realistic routes. Many thematic maps were produced as part of this project (Slope map, Land use map, map of the MV voltage domains, map of the MV/LV transformer stations power, etc.). A three-dimensional virtual city has been developed to visualize the graphical and attribute data for the study area. A Web and 3D Web GIS applications that allows the publication of the interactive maps on the Web as well as the database information have been developed to offer users the possibility of consulting the produced products by internet. Finally, a website related to the study was developed.

Keywords

MV/LV network; GIS planning; Spatial network analysis; 3D virtual city; Web and 3D Web GIS applications

Subject

EARTH SCIENCES, Geoinformatics

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