AWWA-64320 2010 GIS for Water Utilities DVD


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.

ISBN: 9781583216040

Publisher: American Water Works Association

Publication date: 2010

AWWA catalog no: 64320

Media Type: DVD