With over 10 years of experience, InVision specializes in wastewater utility GIS implementation. We can help you develop a powerful GIS that becomes an integral part of your day-to-day operations. We have worked with wastewater operations crews and wastewater treatment plants and understand the essential components that make up each system.
InVision can assist at any level in your GIS organization:
- Convert CAD data
- Collect GPS data
- Read and convert as-built drawings
- Provide training to your employees
- Build data in shapefiles into a geodatabase
- Provide full functionality of your GIS tools
- Build robust personal, file, or enterprise SQL Server ArcSDE implementations
It is essential to understand the unique characteristics of a wastewater utility and the fundamental role GIS can play when managing the utility. Through GIS, InVision can model the wastewater utility using a geometric network. A geometric network is critical for editing infrastructure and maintaining flow in the system, as well as quickly tracing upstream from a plug to assess possible contributors and determining pipes disconnected from the system. More importantly, the geometric network provides a straightforward transition to a wastewater modeling system.
InVision also strategically builds a wastewater GIS, which can include a GIS-centric work order system, while bearing in mind the future needs of the organization. GIS-centric work order systems allow users to have a powerful spatial component, which is not found in more common flat-file systems. Your work order system will provide a tool for analysis, budgeting, and tracking state requirements. Instead of a paper map on the wall, a GIS-centric work order system allows you to create work orders from the map, and also allows you to select features on the map and find related work orders. Using the power of tracing in the geometric network, you can quickly build sewer basins. After selecting features on the map, you can create work orders for preventive maintenance with a map attached. Searching completed work orders, you can select features on the map and quickly calculate the total amount of pipe cleaned.