Ensuring a smooth transition to the Utility Network 

Duplicate Geometry and Vertex Validation

Duplicate Geometry Validation is a critical step in maintaining data accuracy and integrity within utility networks. This powerful test identifies duplicate geometries for points, lines, and polygons, ensuring that data remains consistent and reliable.

In the context of geometric networks, it is worth noting that duplicate features may exist and still allow for tracing and analysis. However, stacked features, which should not occur in the Geometric Network, pose challenges within the Utility Network. If stacking features becomes necessary for the Utility Network, assigning a vertical Z value or horizontal XY offset becomes essential to clear any Dirty Areas that may arise.

By conducting thorough Duplicate Geometry Validation, utility companies can proactively address any potential duplication and stacked features. Ensuring data accuracy optimizes network performance and supports efficient utility operations and reliable service delivery.

Duplicate Vertex Validation is an equally important aspect of maintaining data integrity within geometric networks. This test focuses on detecting duplicated vertices for edges.

In the context of geometric networks, it’s essential to recognize that duplicate vertices may exist and still allow for tracing and analysis. However, each edge with a duplicated vertex will create a Dirty Area that requires attention and clearing.

All of the errors detected by the Duplicate Geometry and Duplicate Vertex test will create Dirty Areas in the Utility Network and must be addressed so full utilization of advanced Utility Network functions can be realized.

This is just one of many Spatial Relationship Tests that GeoData Sentry can run.

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