A robust GIS solution for a distribution utility comprises the subsequent:
1 Urban/Cities/Metros on 1:1000 scales.
2 Semi urban on 1:2500 scale
3 Rural area on 1:5000 scale (the survey in rural areas might be restricted to the corridor of HT/LT lines survey rather than covering whole rural area).
1 Spatial resolution less than or equal to 2.5 metre ground sample distance (GSD) per pixel for urban areas.
2 Spatial resolution less than or equal to 10 metre GSD per pixel for rural areas.
The utility must be ready for integrated IT enabling and the essential basic IT hardware and software involving networking must be in place.