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In case you missed it, earlier this month, we launched a series of ArcGIS for Local Government GitHub repositories to share source code for our web, desktop, and mobile applications. For those that aren’t familiar with GitHub, it is a code sharing and social networking site for the developer community. Here is the original blog.
This week, we added the Water Utilities, Address and Capital Planning desktop tools to the local government desktop add ins repository. You can now access all the source code for these tool sets and contribute your additions back. We are also working on the Mobile Map template and should have that posted shortly.
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.
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
Are you attending the CA/HI/NV Regional User Conference in Redlands, CA March 7-8, 2012? The ArcGIS Data Reviewer team is offering free GIS data health checks focused on validating water/wastewater and parcel data. Industry experts will run an analysis on your data in a file or personal geodatabase and provide a report of the error findings (if any). Be sure to sign up ahead of time by sending an email to email@example.com in order to ensure a spot. Please provide your name, organization, and preferred time slot.