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In 2013, the ArcGIS for Local Government solution is focused on ArcGIS Online and expanding the maps and apps in the solution offering. We want to make it easier for you to deploy ArcGIS Online in your organization and we’re … Continue reading
The presentations from the February Esri Team Water/Wastewater Meeting in Louisville, KY are now available via our Team Water/Wastewater web page. Thank you to our presenters! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. Christa - CCampbell@esri.com
Want to give Esri feedback on ArcGIS for Water Utilities and suggest new functionality? Curious about how other ArcGIS users have deployed ArcGIS for Water Utilities or migrated to the information model? Do you want to learn about our future plans and meet the development team?
Then please join us at the ArcGIS for Local Government Special Interest Group meeting at the 2012 Esri International User Conference. The meeting takes place on Wednesday July 25th from 12:00 to 1 PM in Room 24 A.
ArcGIS for Water Utilities is a module of ArcGIS for Local Government. Both share a common information model that supports the deployment of over 50 maps and apps. So this is your opportunity to share knowledge with users in the water, wastewater and stormwater utility community as well as other industries and guide our future actions.
A question we frequently get asked by the water, wastewater and stormwater ArcGIS user community is what events we recommend attending at the Esri International User Conference. Below are some of our recommendations for the 2012 User Conference.
The recommendations we are providing are only a small part of the experience available to you at the User Conference. There are hundreds of Moderated Paper Presentations and Tech Workshops to attend as well as countless opportunities to exchange information with your peers. We suggest you use Agenda Search and Planner to plan your UC schedule. You can search the Agenda by keywords such as “water”, “sewer” or “stormwater”.
Our recommendations for the 2012 Esri International User Conference are:
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.
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.
A widely recognized challenge that water, wastewater and stormwater utilities face is capturing the knowledge of workers before they retire. Over the past few months we’ve had many conversations with water utilities that are losing a high number of their most experienced workers due to retirements over the next few years. It seems like small and medium sized water utilities are particularly anxious about looming worker retirements and are proactively taking steps to capture knowledge now.
GIS has always been a system that water utilities relied on to capture individual knowledge, institutionalize it and make it available to all within the organization. So we thought it would helpful to explore some of the ways GIS can help preserve an organization’s knowledge. Continue reading
On February 25th and 26th Esri’s Team Water/Wastewater Meeting will be taking place in Voorhees, NJ. This meeting is open to all who are interested in water, wastewater and stormwater GIS. The detailed agenda can be found here. For registration and additional information contact Christa Campbell.
The kickoff presentation for the meeting will be an overview and update on ArcGIS for Water Utilities from Esri and there will be a number of presentations from the water utility user community.
The Team Water/Wastewater Meeting is held twice a year, one meeting takes place in the winter at a water utility and another meeting takes place the Saturday before Esri’s International Users Conference in San Diego, California.
In the past this meeting focused on the creation and maintenance of Esri’s Water & Wastewater Data Models. As those data models have become part of the Local Government Information Model, the meeting’s focus has shifted from a workshop to a gathering for those interested in water utility GIS and series of user community presentations on a variety of topics.
A special thanks to American Water for hosting this year’s meeting, Critigen for sponsoring breakfast and EMA for sponsoring lunch.
On December 5th, 2011 the Esri Mid-Atlantic Water/Wastewater Special Interest Group will be meeting in Hunt Valley, Maryland. This meeting is free to attend and is taking place the day before the Esri Mid-Atlantic User Group Conference. We hope you’ll join us at the Special Interest Group meeting and then stay and attend the MUG Conference. Lunch at the meeting is provided and graciously sponsored Platinum Esri Business Partner Azetca Systems and their Cityworks products.
The Esri Mid-Atlantic Water/Wastewater Special Interest Group is for 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.
Space is limited, so sign up for the meeting here: http://events.esri.com/info/index.cfm?fuseaction=seminarRegForm&shownumber=15294
The full agenda for the meeting is:
9:30 am – Registration
10:00 am – Greetings & ArcGIS for Water Utilities, Esri
10:30 am – Public Facing Applications for Water and Wastewater Utility Stakeholder Engagement, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
11:00 am – County and Utility Collaborative GIS , Allegany County, Maryland
11:30 am – ArcGIS Online for Water, Sewer and Stormwater utilities, Esri
12:00 pm – Complimentary Lunch Sponsored By Cityworks
12:15 pm – GIS Centric Asset Management, Cityworks
1:00 pm – Water Resource Center to promote GIS dissemination, Harford County Maryland Public Works
1:30 pm – Roundtable Discussion & Closing Remarks
2:00 pm – Meeting Adjourn
We hope to see you at this meeting!