Oracle provides a complete suite of industry-leading utilities solutions, including customer care and billing, network management, work and asset management, mobile workforce management, meter data management and analytics applications. These help utilities worldwide prepare for smart metering and smart grid initiatives .Also, these solutions are integrated with Oracle's industry-leading geospatial database and map visualization features native to the Oracle Spatial and Graph, as well as Oracle Fusion Middleware, to maximize the value of geospatial information inherent in utilities assets and workflows.
A gathering of the European OpenStreetMap communit, State of the Map Europe, took place in Karlsruhe, Germany in June. Hundreds of attendees met to discuss various aspect of the project. Ed Freyfogle details how OpenStreetMap (OSM) has come a long way.