Tag: geographic information system

A geographic 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.

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.

Editor’s Comments: Cloud Mapping

Editor’s Comments: Cloud Mapping

Maps existed before the written word. Like the wheel and the plow, archaeologists believe that maps were first used in Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. During the Early Dynastic period, scribes used cuneiform script to keep records. With a triangle shaped pen, they pressed lines into damp clay tablets to represent quantities of

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NEPTUNE TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Neptune’s E-Coder R900i combination absolute encoder register and radio frequency meter interface unit makes it easy to migrate from walk-by, to mobile, to fixed network data collection, while offering advanced smart metering. The E-Coder R900i’s two-way communications and interleaved mobile and high-power fixed network messages eliminate the need for site visits or

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NEXSENS TECHNOLOGY
The NexSens G2-RAIN Alert System is an all-in-one tipping bucket rain gauge, data logger, cellular modem, and battery pack for real-time rainfall monitoring and alert notifications. It can be quickly deployed on a 2-inch NPT pole for use in flood alert systems, stormwater applications, and construction site monitoring. The

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PLASTIC SOLUTIONS INC.
Plastic Solutions Inc. was founded in 1997 with the vision to supply structural plastic trash racks to the stormwater management industry. Since then, a significant amount of research and development has gone into product testing—including load testing, UV resistance, flammability, resin additives, and water flow restriction requirements—all with

WEF Announces 2016 Ingenuity Contest Winners

WEF Announces 2016 Ingenuity Contest Winners

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the winners of the fifth annual WEFTEC Ingenuity Contest. The competition recognizes innovative water professionals who used what they had on hand and a little bit of ingenuity to creatively solve persistent challenges.

The following winners were recognized during “A Celebration of Operator Innovation,

The Winning Combination

The Winning Combination

GIS technology—short for Geographic Information Systems—isn’t new. Water districts can use this technology to create interactive maps that help them navigate their system of pipes, valves, pumps, and stations.

Flood Best Practices: Protecting People & Property with GIS

Flood Best Practices: Protecting People & Property with GIS

At some point, all communities face possible devastation from rising flood waters. And on the front line of the flood response effort are civil engineers inspecting and monitoring flood control systems in order to protect community lives and property. But…at what risk?

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