Schematics are simplified representations of networks, intended to explain their structure and make the way they operate understandable.
Schematics can be used to represent any type of network within a defined space without scaling constraints. For example, a defined space is a piece of paper where numerous pieces of information are displayed by optimizing the placement of the features. Within schematics, there are no scale constraints (cable length, distances, and so forth).
ArcGIS Schematics is an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop (Advanced, Standard, and Basic) and ArcGIS for Server.
ArcGIS Schematics automatically generates geo-schematic and pure schematic views from existing network data, thus limiting the number of operations needed to build architecture and maintain network data updates. ArcGIS Schematics provides greater return on investment by saving you time and money.
By allowing users to efficiently create multilevel representations, readily check network connectivity, and easily obtain logical views of any linear network, ArcGIS Schematics improves efficiency and facilitates the decision-making process.
Schematics users can manage physical and logical networks, including social and economic networks, and may view and represent any kind of network: electric power, traffic light, delivery route, computer, and so forth. It enables users to automatically generate, visualize, and manipulate diagrams from network data or data that has attributes for connectivity.
Telecommunications, energy, water, transportation, electric and gas, petroleum and pipeline, hydrology, defense and intelligence, local government use schematics to:
In the Electric industry, Schematics can be used to produce:
In the Water industry, Schematics can be used to build different types of schematic diagrams:
Other sectors that benefit from ArcGIS Schematics include:
In airports or airline companies, Schematics can be used to manage flowcharts and schedule:
Schematics can be used for tracking, supply chain, and distribution management. For example, it can help in tracking animal movements between premises for the purpose of showing a supply chain or for distribution management.
Schematics can be used to help in managing operations; for example, rescue resources when disasters such as earthquakes, fires, and hurricanes hit a region.