2009 + continuous improvement
Setting up a GIS for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Public Lighting Systems
Developing a “Full Web” system
Data migration without service interruption
3 646 km drinking water networks
4 157 km waste water networks
7 697 km electricity networks
The project is the deployment of a large-scale IT and GIS solution with expectations matching the stakes of the missions entrusted onto LYDEC.
Since the 1st of August 1997, LYDEC is awarded a 30-year contract for the management of electricity, drinking water and sanitation service distribution for 4 million inhabitants of the Greater Casablanca.
LYDEC has 3,250 employees with an annual turnover of 375 million Euros.
In 2007, LYDEC chose Altereo to supply and implement business SIG applications for Water Supply, Sanitation, Electricity and Street Lighting in fullweb mode.
LYDEC’s is the largest sector-specific GIS deployed on the African continent with 600 end-users.
The LYDEC GIS project is based on a server technology allowing every end-user to benefit from the geographic perspective according to the requirements of his tasks. In this regard and in order to create interaction between the future GIS and the other applications within it’s IT environment, LYDEC chose to manage its technical data in an uniform standardised environment, open and matching the state of the art of geographic information systems.
Beyond the technical challenges is the question of offering a necessary day-to-day tool for a water and electricity utility of this scale to allow it to properly supply vital services to the population and preserve natural resources with maximum performance.