Utility GIS Mapping
The City of Flora needed to build a utility GIS for its water, electric, and gas assets and have a system for maintaining asset updates.
Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. (HLR) surveyed and added utility assets into a utility GIS for the City of Flora. HLR keeps the City of Flora’s utility GIS data current by providing mobile access to the utility GIS for recording map changes and updating GIS information from new records. Data collected has included account number, serial numbers, service size, and photos. Additionally, our team digitized water mains from old records, work order forms, and paper maps and added data in as GIS attributes, which have included pipe diameter and material.
To keep their utility GIS data current and improve data accuracy, HLR coordinates with the City of Flora to update their water GIS on an ongoing basis. Quarterly, we work with the water department to obtain records from their accounting software of any new meters or meters that have been changed out. Using that data, our team updates their water GIS data by adding or updating attributes including install date, account number, and address. We have also set up GIS maps on their mobile devices, so the data can be accessed in the field. This has included the creation of a map change request and leak identification reporting application for continued coordination with the water district. Any map changes or water leaks that are identified in the field are then incorporated into their utility geodatabase.
HLR has also worked with the City to collect data on service materials for 2,091 service connections during meter readings. Using ArcGIS Collector in the field, we recorded GIS attributes for the service materials to and from the water main, confirmed account numbers, and included the identification of lead service lines. The data was then incorporated into their utility GIS database.
City of Flora
Austin Ridgely, PLS