Automated Mapping / Facility Management (AM/FM) is designed specifically for infrastructure management in Utility companies like Oil & GAS (pipeline), Power transmission lines, Road networks etc.
AM/FM by itself allows storage and manipulation of map information. They also have the ability to link to stores of information about the features mapped. However, AM/FM is not used for spatial analysis, and it lacks the topological data structures of GIS. The methodology - Input in Paper map formats are rst scanned and converted into raster images, these are then converted into digital/vector formats by using AutoCad/MapInfo/ArcGIS. The vector data is then attributed with custom information supplied by the customers to create a GIS solution.