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Insights for Water Utilities – Data, Data, Data!! Using rich data sources from inside and outside of your organization.

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Insights for ArcGIS is a new web-based application that helps you integrate spatial intelligence with your organization’s data.  Whether it is looking at adoption of rebate programs or analyzing your main breaks, insights allows you to answer questions quickly and … Continue reading

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Insights for Water Utilities – Answering Questions with Powerful Analysis

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Insights for ArcGIS is a new web-based application that helps you integrate spatial intelligence with your organization’s data.  Whether it is looking at adoption of rebate programs or analyzing your main breaks, Insights allows you to answer questions quickly and … Continue reading

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Insights for Water Utilities – Data Discovery and Exploration

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Insights for ArcGIS is a new web-based application that helps you integrate spatial intelligence with your organization’s data.  Whether it is looking at adoption of rebate programs or analyzing your main breaks, insights allows you to answer questions quickly and … Continue reading

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Spatialize Your Water Utility Data with ArcGIS

As GIS professionals we all know that adding a spatial element to data makes it much more valuable. One of the key benefits of GIS has always been, and always will be, the integrative power to bring location information together in a map – and then analyze it for insights and patterns that help explain and improve efficiencies. Today bringing information from other systems into GIS is easy with the ArcGIS platform. In fact, Esri devotes a whole section to integration for water utilities. A few commonly integrated water industry data types include: Continue reading

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Enabling the power of search on Geospatial data within a Water Utility

There is no doubt that in today’s technology-centric world “Search” is one of the most powerful tools available.  One common challenge many utilities face is making data accessible to those who need it, and empowering them with the proper tools to find and use it.  This post focuses on some tools and workflows to enable search and broaden the reach of spatial data within a utility. Continue reading

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Another round of updates – Infrastructure Editing Template

Hope everyone on the east coast made it through the hurricane ok. We lost power for a few days here at the Water Team headquarters in the Philadelphia area. The down time allowed us to crank out another release of the IET. We spend the time working on tools to help you move assets from proposed to in-service, in-service to abandoned, etc.
 
One new tool you will see came from a UC request and thought it would be a good start for this toolset. This tool allows you to reassign all connected assets to a main to a new main. Very simple, select the main that is going to be abandoned, select the new main, and all taps, laterals, valves, etc are moved over to the new main.
 
We also added a new rule to the Attribute Assistant – MOVE_FEATURE. This rule monitors a field and when that value of the field matches what is listed in the value info, the feature is either copied or moved to the target feature class.
 
Lastly we are working on a python script to move feature also. This script looks at the selected features, copy’s them to a target featureclass and sets the source features name in a field. We might look at building an ArcObjects tool to do the something similar, but expose a few more options in the configuration files. Maybe the python script can load the same config file.
 
Not only did we add a few new tools, but we also made a bunch of internal bug fixes and enhancements to improve the stability and functionality of the toolset.
 
Thanks for you feedback on the last weeks post. Please keep it coming.

Mike

 

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What do you want out of an Abandonment Toolset?

If you have not noticed, we have been making a lot of improvements to the Infrastructure Editing Template or IET as some of you have been calling it.  We have been working through the enhancment requests that we recieved at the UC and have released most of them through the Water Utilities Forum Beta Thread.  We have one very important improvement left that we need your help on.  We are looking to build a set of tools to help bring infrastructure from a proposed status to an in-service status and tools to move features from in-service to an abandon status.

Here are the tools we are thinking of so far.

1:  A Geoprocessing script or model to change the status of selected features.

2:  A Geoprocessing script or model to move a feature from one feature class to another and update some attributes.

3:  A tool to select an existing line, select a new line and move all features to the new line(taps and laterals)

4:  A tool to select two locations on a line, junctions or edges, split the line if required, run a trace between them and copy or cut each feature to a new feature class.

Would the above toolset allow you to manage the life cycle of your assets better?  If not, what are we missing?  Should we add any additional steps to these tools?

 Please let us know through the forum entry on this topic linked below.

 http://esriurl.com/3075

 

Thanks

Mike Miller

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Hydraulic Modeling and GIS

Check out the new Hydraulic Modeling and GIS video http://bit.ly/hydroModelvideo

 

The intent of the video is to introduce the Esri Press publication, Hydraulic Modeling and GIS, which will be released this November.  The video will provide an overview of GIS-centered concepts and applications that will help utilities understand and improve hydraulic model structures, advanced spatial analysis, network connectivity and topology, hydraulic model development and maintenance strategies, and GIS database design. The video is geared towards GIS managers, analysts, engineers, and decision makers in the water and wastewater utility industry.

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