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This year’s meeting was held at the Orlando Utilities Commission, Pershing Facility.
We had a great turnout this year and I would like to thank all of the attendees. I know that travel budgets continue to be tight. Participants this year included Hamton Roads Sanitation District, Charleston Water System, Orlando Utilities Commission, Woolpert, Esri Canada, St. Johns River Water Management District, Global Water, Collier County Public Utilities, Trimble, American Flow Control, City Works, DHI, and Wachs Water Services.
A big thank you to Trimble and Wachs Water Services for sponsoring breakfast and lunch!
We will be posting the presentations and the agenda from this meeting in the near future!
The video for the February 15, 2011 ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Water Utilities webinar is now available on the Data Reviewer and Water Utilities Resource Center. You can find the recording here.
In addition, you’ll find a written copy of the Q&A attached to this blog post below.
Thanks for the feedback and for attending!
If you are a water, sewer, or stormwater utility, you may be interested in the free webinar on Feb 15th offered by Esri’s Water Practice and the Data Reviewer team. The webinar will discuss how water utilities can leverage the ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension and the Water Utility Resource Center templates to effectively integrate quality control into your GIS data creation and maintenance process, and how to ensure the accuracy of your assets.
Interested in exploring how Data Reviewer can be implemented in water utilities? Then check out the latest template just released! The Data Reviewer for Infrastructure template is a pre-configured set of Data Reviewer batch jobs (.rbj) for performing automated quality control on water, sewer and stormwater data. It enhances the Infrastructure Network Editing template and is configured to work with the local government sample geodatabase delivered in the Local Government Resource Center templates.
To learn more about how to use the Data Reviewer template for water utilities, sign up for a free webinar here on February 15th.
This week, we updated the Editing, Mobile and CIP template. There are too many changes to list here, so check out each templates release notes for a full list. I did want to highlight the new overview docs with the editing and mobile template. These documents walk through each component of the templates and discusses the configuration options for them. We also provided better comments in the configuration file. We hope this helps you configure and understand how to set up the templates with your data. We also wanted to thank you for all your great feedback. All the new functions, the bug fixes, the enhancements have been from your requests. We could not make this great toolset without you. So please, if you are having an issue, or you see an area that we could expand on, post a thread on the forum so we can discuss the enhancement request and get the communities feedback.
ArcGIS Team Water
If you are a water, wastewater or stormwater utility, an Esri business partner or a consultant working with water utilities please join us in Orlando for our 2 day winter Water/Wastewater Meeting February 19th and 20th in Orlando, Florida.
This meeting is a unique opportunity to collaborate and share information with the water utility user community and Esri.
To get more information including the full agenda and to register contact Lori Armstrong at email@example.com.
The water utility industry is increasingly recognizing GIS as an authoritative repository of utility asset information that can be shared around the entire utility and can spatially enable other utility business systems. As a result water, wastewater and stormwater utilities are increasing focused on GIS data accuracy. More specifically water utilities need to ensure that their GIS data is positionally accurate (in the right place), descriptively accurate (describes the asset appropriately) and temporally accurate (up to date).
On February 15th Esri’s Water Practice and the Data Reviewer team will be offering a free webinar to discuss how water utilities can leverage the ArcGIS Data Reviewer as well as core ArcGIS functionality and the Water Utility Resource Center Templates to create and safeguard accurate asset data. You can sign up for the webinar here:
Today’s blog is a continuation of our last topic on configuring ArcGIS Data Reviewer’s Valency check for water and wastewater utilities. To recap, valency is the ability of point features to connect to a specified number of line features.
We released a beta of the mobile template today. You can access the beta through the beta thread on the water utility forums. There were a bunch of fixes, some new settings exposed and a reworked ID tool. The ID tool now allows you to select an option to look for the top most visible feature. You can also group layers, say you want to ID all water layers. This will expose a drop down on the ID panel that allows you to search for the top most visible feature in that group or select a particular layer. With this new ID tool, we also expose a factor that you can use to refine how far you search from the cursor click. If you want to test out the beta, you will need to use the cache from the release version. The beta does not include a cache of data. Let us know what you think or if you encounter any issues.
ArcGIS Team Water
Recently, I was given the opportunity to provide content on how the Valency check can be utilized by water and wastewater utilities. It couldn’t have come at a better time since I was already working on some material for the Water Utilities Resource Center.
With the release of ArcGIS Data Reviewer 10, five new checks have been added. Among these, the check that excites me the most is the Valency check. Valency? Yes, high school, atoms, valency table… is it all coming back? Ok, it isn’t exactly that, but in the GIS world’s “line-point” terminology, it is the ability of point features to connect to a specified number of line features.