Tag: GIS data

Geographic information system or geographical information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographic information science (GIScience) to refer to the academic discipline that studies geographic information systems and is a large domain within the broader academic discipline of Geoinformatics.[1] What goes beyond a GIS is a spatial data infrastructure, a concept that has no such restrictive boundaries.

Tracking Non-Revenue Water Loss with GIS

Tracking Non-Revenue Water Loss with GIS

The White House Utility District in Southern Tennessee embarked on a water loss reduction program in 2012 in collaboration with Esri, a geographic mapping and software development company. To date, the utility has saved roughly $500,000 through eliminating water loss and reducing manpower hours.

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Two people were swept downstream and died during a catastrophic flash flood that struck Ellicott City, MD, on the evening of July 30, 2016. The infrastructure designed to carry stream flow and storm runoff along Tiber Run, which runs through the historic district, was unable to meet the demands of

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Two people were swept downstream and died during a catastrophic flash flood that struck Ellicott City, MD, on the evening of July 30, 2016. The infrastructure designed to carry stream flow and storm runoff along Tiber Run, which runs through the historic district, was unable to meet the demands of

Sokkia Announces its Receivers to be Used for  Latvian Forest Management

Sokkia Announces its Receivers to be Used for Latvian Forest Management

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands – July 26, 2016 – Sokkia announces the largest forest management company in Latvia – Joint Stock Company “Latvia’s State Forests” (LVM) – chose its latest compact GNSS receivers for forest data collection.

The company will use 140 Sokkia GCX2 receivers to gather GIS data

Integrating GIS and Hydraulic Modeling

Integrating GIS and Hydraulic Modeling

Does it make sense for water utilities to integrate GIS (geographic information system) technology with hydraulic modeling? In most cases, the answer is yes. In the past, hydraulic models were reconstructed every few years, a necessary but time-consuming process. However, as hydraulic models have increased in complexity and need to

Utilizing GIS to Identify Potential Sources of Illicit Discharges

Utilizing GIS to Identify Potential Sources of Illicit Discharges

Eliminating illicit discharges is one of the most fundamental yet challenging elements of an effective municipal stormwater program. Unregulated discharges from industrial and commercial activities can cause pollutants to slowly accumulate and cause the receiving waterbody to exceed the in-stream water-quality criteria for its designated beneficial use.

AMI + GIS = Multiple Benefits

AMI + GIS = Multiple Benefits

Under what circumstances does it make sense for water utilities to integrate GIS and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)? “Utilities have been integrating GIS with AMI and AMR [automatic meter reading] for years,” says Joe Ball, director of marketing, Water North America for Itron. “Many utilities used their AMI/AMR deployments as

New Leica Zeno 20 Redefines GIS Data Collection

New Leica Zeno 20 Redefines GIS Data Collection

(Las Vegas – NV, Norcross – GA, 3 June 2015) – Leica Geosystems has unveiled its new GIS data collection solution, the Leica Zeno 20 – an extremely accurate and intuitive solution. The Leica Zeno 20 is the first high accuracy data collector tool that can run on an Android

“You Created a Stormwater Utility in the Midst of the Great Recession? You Must Be Crazy There in Salem!”

“You Created a Stormwater Utility in the Midst of the Great Recession? You Must Be Crazy There in Salem!”

The Public Works Department of Salem, OR, provides residents with a full suite of stormwater services that includes stormwater system operations and maintenance, stormwater monitoring, street sweeping, public education, stream cleaning, spill response, master planning, regulatory compliance, capital project delivery, in-stream monitoring, flood early warning systems, and much more. Salem’s

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