Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority

Full Compliance, Faster Fieldwork at Fort Hill Natural Gas

Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority (FHNGA) distributes natural gas to parts of South Carolina. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity established by the state.

THE CHALLENGE: Changes in federal utilities regulations required FHNGA to show improvements throughout its operating systems with historical data. To track annual inspections and maintenance issues, FHNGA wanted an advanced geographic information system (GIS) that could pull up the complete historical data on a particular asset.

THE SOLUTION: FHNGA adopted the full Esri® platform including ArcGIS® for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, and the Collector for ArcGIS and Explorer for ArcGIS apps. Onto this platform, FHNGA added three GEO Jobe solutions: GEOPowered Cloud (for ArcGIS for Server via software as a services [SaaS]), AutoExchange Cloud Sync, and ArcGIS Online Launch.


Gibson County Utility District


Gibson County Utility District (GCUD) is responsible for the distribution of natural gas to 13,000 customers in western Tennessee. GCUD is subject to regulation by various authorities to ensure network integrity and mitigate risks to public health.

THE CHALLENGE: For several years, GCUD used a paper-based system for managing inspections and maintenance activities, decreasing efficiency and increasing errors.

THE SOLUTION: GEO Jobe helped GCUD implement an organizational account for ArcGIS Online, which served as the mapping platform and geospatial content management system.


Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)


The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen initiative mandates that airports collect survey-grade datasets, called Airport GIS (A-GIS), so that the FAA can manage the spatial data needed to support safe aviation.

THE CHALLENGE: Although many small-to-medium-sized airports without major IT resources are fulfilling the requirements of the FAA, many do not fully benefit from the A-GIS data they collect.

THE SOLUTION: GEO Jobe assessed the airport’s  current operations, identified pitfalls, and created an enterprise GIS that allowed the airport to push its A-GIS data to the FAA.