GIS for Water Utilities DVD shows many uses and
benefits of geographic information systems (GIS) in water utility operations.
It’s estimated that approximately 80 percent of all asset
information is geographically referenced. Many utilities have converted their
paper maps to electronic formats so they can be used by a GIS -- a powerful
computer-based information management system designed to work with data
referenced by geographic coordinates.
A GIS allows utility operators and managers to determine where
their assets are located—for example, the location of valves, water mains,
hydrants, and meters. A GIS also lets users update, analyze, and display
information about those assets. As a result, a GIS can reveal important
information that leads to better decision making.
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Publication date: 2010
AWWA catalog no: 64320
Media Type: DVD