The recent MWEA Conference covered a wealth of other important topics on water management and safety, including this presentation with SCS Engineer’s Remote Monitoring Control specialist, Brett Heist. Brett and Jarod Stuyvesant co-presented “More Than a Pretty Map – GIS Covers Your Assets,” including demonstrations of how the City of Zeeland is using GIS to enhance the efficiency of maintenance and inspection activities and improve the reliability of physical infrastructure throughout its community, leading to increased public safety and financial savings.
DEMOS: There are some unique methods to plan for capital improvements and streamline data storage and access being implemented in the City of Zeeland. The City has an integrated GIS map for its storm, sanitary, water, and streets, including information about each asset within the system: material, size, inverts, condition, business risk, and even televised inspection videos for some of the storm and sanitary lines.
The GIS maps’s information is used daily by public works and to create a comprehensive capital improvement map that the City uses to plan for 5-year improvements, significantly improving planning and budgeting efficiency while ultimately providing the public with safer infrastructure.
Features include televised inspection videos attached to a respective asset after uploading and accessible with the click of a mouse. Access entire buildings in the same manner as horizontal assets using a 3D online viewer.
The Zeeland Clean Water Plant RAS Building: Using AutoCAD data, the City created a 3D GIS viewer of this building and its assets. Asset information, such as blower and pump sizes and operation and maintenance tasks, are accessible without having to sort through shop drawings and as-builts.
Another example of implementing 3D GIS data like this is for MobileGR who uses a 3D GIS model to store asset data and maintenance tasks for every one of their nine parking ramps in downtown Grand Rapids.
Webinar | April 28, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. (PDT)
Field data acquisition and site monitoring are key activities for environmental projects. Mobile GIS technology has quickly become a critical component of successful environmental management projects. Firms are improving their field operations and expanding the value of their services using mobile apps. In this webinar, you will learn how two environmental firms use ArcGIS field applications to locate sites and assets, access system information, collect field data, and provide real-time information.
Attendees will gain valuable insights on the following:
Maximizing field efficiency with apps
Managing field operations in real-time
Working in offline remote areas
Casey Talento and Matthew Nanney, AECOM and
Joy Stephens and Cesar Leon, SCS Engineers
“Using Drones and ArcGIS Field Apps for Operational Efficiency at Landfills”