Category Archives: Water Utilities
As we near the final release of ArcGIS 10.1 and head into the Esri User Conference season, we wanted to take a minute to tell you about our plans for the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. We’ve got lots of things in motion right now and are working towards a large User Conference release. Here is what we have planned:
The new resource center includes a completely redesigned landing page and gallery making it easier for you to find maps and apps to leverage in your organization. It also includes a completely redesigned Partner page highlighting Specialty Partners who provide implementation services and apps in the ArcGIS for Local Government ecosystem. More information on the launch of the new resource center can be found here.
This Resource Center is getting a facelift and a fresh new look. We’re updating the color and styling of the website, adding tutorials for you to try ArcGIS, improving the gallery and video experiences, and much more.
We’ve been testing the website improvements as part of ArcGIS 10.1 Beta and Prerelease and now, in conjunction with its release, we’re ready to share the website improvements with everyone.
Click here to preview what’s coming. Then, on the evening of 6/12/12, the improvements will be applied to this website: http://resources.arcgis.com. All your bookmarks and page share will continue to work; some pages will just look a little different, and there will be lots of great new content.
On June 21st, 2012 the Esri Mid-Atlantic Water/Wastewater Special Interest Group will be meeting in Malvern, Pennsylvania at the Philadelphia Microsoft Technology Center. The Microsoft Technology Center is a truly impressive facility where you can experience Microsoft’s technology and solutions in action. A highlight of this meeting will be Esri demonstrating how ArcGIS Online Organizational Subscriptions support common water utility workflows. Lunch at the meeting is provided and graciously sponsored by Gold Esri Business Partner Innovyze.
This meeting is free to attend and open to the water, wastewater and stormwater ArcGIS user community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., West Virginia, New York City, Long Island and surrounding areas.
On July 21st Esri’s Team Water/Wastewater Meeting will be taking place in San Diego, CA. This meeting is open to all who are interested in water, wastewater and stormwater GIS. The agenda can be found on the Team Water/Wastewater web page. For registration and additional information contact Christa Campbell.
Don’t miss out on a full day of presentations by water industry professionals, Esri partners and Esri staff. We will be discussing redistricting, asset maintenance, ArcGIS Online for Organizations and much more!
Esri is pleased to announce 2 Spring 2012 Water/Wastewater User Group Meetings in California. The Northern California Meeting is Tuesday, May 15th in Martinez, CA and the Southern California Meeting is Thursday, May 17th in Huntington Beach, CA.
At both meetings you will see a preview of how water, wastewater and stormwater utilities can benefit from an ArcGIS Online Subscription. Continue reading
ArcGIS for Water Utilities is an evolutionary step in how Esri’s GIS technology can be deployed at water utilities. Over the last year we’ve had many conversations about how ArcGIS for Water Utilities enables water, sewer and stormwater utilities to take a better approach to meeting their GIS needs. We’ve found one of the most effective ways to communicate the “ArcGIS for Water Utilities Approach” is to compare it with two other approaches to meeting water utility GIS needs we’ve seen – “The Legacy Approach” and the “ArcGIS System Approach”.
What we call “The Legacy Approach” to meeting water utility GIS needs was an approach commonly used about 10 years ago. This approach was typified by water utilities building their GIS from the bottom up, often with many projects over a multi-year period. With this approach water utilities were spending a lot of time and money assembling a GIS platform and then creating customizations to perform industry common functions.
By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead
ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) for English, is now available to our users for download via the ArcGIS Resource Center. This Service Pack contains performance improvements and maintenance fixes. Here are links to the downloads:
Release Note: ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 4 for the other five languages (French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish) will be released in the next two weeks. A follow up blog entry will be posted to announce the availability once they are ready.
For the past few years the various ArcGIS product development teams have hosted a few dozen separate blogs covering the width of the ArcGIS system. Now we have pulled those together into a single ArcGIS Blog so that you can more easily browse, subscribe to, learn from, and stay up-to-speed on the latest information from all our engineers and developers. In addition, the single blog reflects ArcGIS as a system and allows us to better tell big picture implementation stories that we couldn’t in the fragmented system.
If you do want to narrow your focus, just click a Category (under Technical Communities and Industry Communities) or Tag to see the posts for that particular area. You should find a category or tag that matches up with the subject area for each of the old separate blogs. A few may have been overlooked or thought to be unnecessary. We appreciate your feedback on specific categories or tags that should be added to help focus in on subject matter that is of interest to you. Continue reading
The meeting started with an overview and update on ArcGIS for Water Utilities. Presenters from American Water Service Company, New Jersey American Water, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Erie Water Works, EMA, GIS Solutions and GeoDecisions presented on Capital Investment Planning, Infrastructure Management, Data Integrity, Asset Management, Enterprise GIS applications, and Mobile GIS.
Presentations will be posted to our Team Water/Wastewater web page for those of you who missed the meeting or would like to review.
Reminder: If you haven’t registered yet for the free GIS data health checks for water utilities and land records users at the CA/HI/NV regional user conference next week, please do so immediately by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Experts will be available to perform validation on a sample of your data in a file or personal geodatabase and provide the results back to you.