You’ve spoken, and we heard you. For several months, the Esri water community has asked for a monthly collaboration and meeting. A modern place for water, wastewater, and stormwater ArcGIS users to gather and exchange ideas.
You’re invited to join the Water Utilities Meetup. Continue reading
Throughout the 2014 Esri International User Conference there are many opportunities to learn about ArcGIS for Water Utilities. Below are some key events where you can see ArcGIS for Water Utilities in action, learn how to configure it, influence our future direction and get your questions answered.
Saturday July 12, 2014
8:30 – 5:00 – Team Water/Wastewater Meeting – Room 29 A/B
Our full day water/wastewater and stormwater user group preconference meeting kicks off Continue reading
Esri recently participated in the 1st Smart Water Grid Conference in Incheon, Korea. The focus of the conference was the current state of smart grid water technology, the future of the water smart grid and fostering collaboration between key smart grid companies and technologists. Repeatedly discussion about the water smart grid hinged on the importance of geography and the necessity of a location platform to bring together the various pieces that comprise the smart grid. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce some new additions to ArcGIS for Water Utilities – an ArcGIS Online organization subscription configuration and a series of lightweight app configurations for water, sewer and stormwater utilities.
Model ArcGIS Online Configuration for Water Utilities
Over the past year we’ve been working with water, sewer and stormwater utilities to learn how they are deploying ArcGIS Online, organizing their content, creating maps, managing hosted feature services and using it to serve the needs of their utility. We’ve captured best practices from successful ArcGIS Online subscriptions and created a “model” ArcGIS Online Organization Configuration for Water Utilities.
Our model ArcGIS Online Organization Configuration for Water Utilities is essentially instructions Continue reading
Esri is pleased to announce we’ll be hosting the Spring 2013 Mid-Atlantic Water & Wastewater Special Interest Group Meeting in our Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania office on June 19th.
During the meeting Esri will be showing how water utilities are leveraging newer Esri apps such as Operations Dashboard, Collector and Esri Maps for Office. We’ll also present what’s new with ArcGIS for Water Utilities including a configuration of ArcGIS Online for water, sewer and stormwater and information products you can immediately deploy through ArcGIS Online to support workflows such as hydrant flushing, valve exercising, sharing service alerts with stakeholders and capital project coordination.
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.
Register for the meeting here - http://events.esri.com/info/index.cfm?fuseaction=seminarRegForm&shownumber=17073
The meeting agenda is:
10:00 – 10:30 – Welcome & Introductions
10:30 – 11:15 – Useful ArcGIS Platform Apps for Water Utilities – Esri
11:15 – 11:45 – Departmental Information Sharing with ArcGIS Online – City of Lancaster Public Works
11:45 – 12:00 – Complementary Lunch Sponsored by Lucity
12:00 – 12:45 – Mobile Asset Management – Lucity
12:45 – 1:30 – What’s New with ArcGIS for Water Utilities – Esri
1:30 – 2:00 – Roundtable Discussion & Closing Remarks
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.
Esri’s industry newsletters have new names. Although the names have changed, you can still rely on the same great content: articles detailing the GIS work of your peers, news about Esri events, and updates on advances in GIS technology.
The new names are as follows:
Water Writes is now Esri News for Water and Wastewater
Hydro Line is now Esri News for Water Resources
Atmospheric Front is now Esri News for Climate & Atmosphere
These newsletters are free so, if you don’t get them already, take a minute to sign up!
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: