NES updates its Google mapping technology

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 6:30pm
Staff reports

Nashville Electric Service officials announced Tuesday the launching of an updated interactive customer tool using Google mapping technology.

The update comes five years after NES unveiled its initial online outage map (view map here).

The map offers a high-level view of outages across the NES system, pop-up boxes for additional details and a drill down capability to identify streets without power.

The outage map uses color-coded icons to indicate the number and location of customers without power in the NES service area. Users can click on their location on the map to find out how many customers are affected, the time the outage was reported and if a crew has been assigned to make repairs. Information on the map is updated every 15 minutes.

A mobile-friendly version of the map is also available for customers on the go using their smart phones (view map here).  

In addition to the outage map, customers can report a street light problem online and find information on storm safety and any given NES power restoration process. 

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Tagged: Google | NES | utilities

2 Comments on this post:

By: frodo on 11/24/10 at 9:10

Wow, this is great! Now I can watch my computer screen and see if they are making progress getting my electricity turned back on. Oh, wait...my computer and cable modem operate on electricity.

Okay, well, it would be helpful to monitor from the office progress on getting the lights back on at home. I'll give you that.

By: HokeyPokey on 11/24/10 at 9:54

Oh Heavens!

Now the illegals and the Muslins will know where the lights are off so they can slip in, build mosques, invoke Sharia and cut our yards and trim our hedges!

Lordy!