Category Archives: Electric & Gas
by Steve Kopp, Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis Team, Esri
Jump-start your conference a day early by joining us for the 20th annual pre-conference Water Resources Workshop on Sunday July 7th. The Water Resources Workshop is a FREE, full day workshop focused on emerging trends in the integration of GIS and Water Resources and how you can use them in your work.
The March 2013 release of ArcGIS Online included a new Web App Template called the Parcel Viewer. This app allows you to search for a parcel by a number of fields, select a result and show it’s location on the map with a popup. The web app template exposes a series of parameters that allow you to change the search layer, the fields to be searched, and the UI of the application. By changing these parameters, you can configure the app to search any feature service layer you include in the webmap. So we can now use this to find a hydrant, find a valve, find a customer, etc. The possibilities are endless. Here is an example of the app configured to find a hydrant.
If you want to try this out yourself, here is a blog from the Local Government team that walks you through setting up the app.
It’s all about the data! Whether it’s for outage management, workforce mobilization, regulatory compliance, or smart grid implementation, your data must be ready. ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Desktop helps ensure data readiness by allowing you to automate the quality control … Continue reading
We receive a interesting question from a user on the Water Utilities Forum. They asked if it was possible to set a date on a field only when a specific field is modified. The Attribute Assistant extension, that is part of the Water Utility Network Editing application has a rule to set a field value when a specific field is changed called FIELD_TRIGGER, but not a date. We could extent this rule to support setting values such as date or time, but maybe there is a better way to do this, holistically for all the rules. What if we changed the ON_CHANGE field to a string field, where you could specify a field or a series of fields that a rule would run only when those fields values changed. Alternatively,we could add another field to the Dynamic Value table to list those fields and leave the current schema in place. That would simplify the changes, still give you a toggle to turn the rule on and off and let you restrict ON_CHANGE rules to only when specific fields have changed. If you think this enhancement would be useful, let us know.
by David Northup, GIS Analyst, Integrated Spatial Solutions Inc. (ISSI) The modeling application was designed for a hydroelectric power production system in CA. The system is located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains, and is comprised of 6 major reservoirs, … Continue reading
by Rich Nauman, Product Engineer, Esri. Do you need to use soil data in your analysis? Simply open the SSURGO Downloader Application, navigate to your project area, click the map to open a pop-up and then click the download link … Continue reading
If you are an electric/gas user and missed signing up for a GIS data health check at the UC 2012, you’ll be glad to hear that Esri is offering this at the Electric and Gas GIS Conference in Salt Lake City, Oct 7-10. A GIS data health check session is where an Esri electric/gas industry expert will review and analyze a geographic subset of your data (features and attributes) by running a number of data validation checks using the ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension for data quality management. Any findings will be shared with you along with reports showing percent accuracy. The health checks will be conducted in the Esri exhibit area during the times when the showcase is open. To schedule an appointment, e-mail email@example.com with your name, organization, contact information, which dataset you are bringing (electric, gas, or both), and a preferred date and time.
On Wednesday September 19th, Apple will release a new version of their mobile operating system (iOS 6.0) ahead of launching new iPhone 5 devices. In certifying the final release seed of iOS 6.0 we have uncovered several problems with the existing ArcGIS application.
If your organization is currently using the ArcGIS application on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices we encourage you to wait until we update to the ArcGIS application before upgrading devices to iOS 6. We are finalizing our changes now and anticipate submitting to Apple’s App Store shortly. Once approved you will receive an update notification on your device and we will send out notification with another blog post.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
We are proud to announce the release and general availability of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.1 from the Esri Customer Care Portal. Once you log in to the Customer Care portal, tap Software Downloads and look for ArcGIS for Windows Mobile product line.
The 3.1 release builds upon the success of 3.0 with minor software enhancements and quality improvements. However, the exciting news with 3.1 is our joint release of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and Trimble® PositionsTM Software Suite by Trimble®. Continue reading