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Monday, October 29


Water Track. Water Analytics: Using ArcGIS Online to Integrate Stormwater Utility Models with near Real-Time Data Feeds
AUTHORS: Brittney Gibbons, CDM Smith; Darren Mackiewicz*, CDM Smith

ABSTRACT: A ‘Water Analytics’ platform was implemented by CDM Smith and the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) of Hartford, Connecticut to empower proactive real-time geospatial decision-making—enabling a smarter infrastructure approach to monitoring, operating and improving collection system infrastructure. This is accomplished through automated integration of system data and hydraulic models for validation of expected performance, displayed through an easy-to-use geospatial web viewer.

The platform is proving to be valuable in monitoring and refining the MDC’s $2 billion Clean Water Project to mitigate combined sewer overflows (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSO), and has enabled the MDC to identify and address collapsed pipes, capacity constraints and other O&M issues proactively before becoming larger problems.

Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Broadway 1&2


Water Track. Who's Down with GPV? Yeah, You Know Me!
AUTHORS: Michael Olkin, Alex Hiller, Kyle Barna – Springfield Water and Sewer Commission

ABSTRACT: Water utilities of today must marry century-old infrastructure with 21st century technology to meet workflow demands and customer expectations. Due to the varied and expansive nature of the water sector, such technology must be versatile in order to realize efficiencies. GIS applications play a pivotal role in construction, maintenance, planning, communication, and daily operations at the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC). This presentation highlights how SWSC is using AppGeo’s open source General Purpose Viewer (GPV) web mapping technology to bring GIS data, CMMS content, and other SWSC systems together to improve operations and customer experience. The SWSC GIS staff’s approach to the process of testing, implementing, providing training, and supporting the use of a new web technology will also be covered. Demonstrations will include GPV capabilities that have been leveraged to automate or enhance SWSC workflows including upstream/downstream tracing of sewer pipes, user-friendly queries that help to automate asset reporting, enhancements in emergency management communication processes, and improvements to interdepartmental communication. SWSC provides drinking water to the residents of Springfield and Ludlow, Massachusetts, while wholesaling or providing peak water service to six other communities in the Pioneer Valley. SWSC is responsible for maintaining three reservoirs with a total capacity of more than 25 billion gallons, approximately 19,000 acres of property, and over 1,000 miles of water and sewer pipe.

Monday October 29, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Broadway 1&2
Tuesday, October 30


Lidar/3D Track. Vegetation Analysis in 3D
AUTHORS: Andrew Flynn, Vermont Electric Power Company

ABSTRACT: LiDAR data can be a powerful tool to support decision making at an organization, but simply viewing the data can be a cumbersome process that limits its usage to a handful of individuals. Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has deployed tools in ArcGIS Online to empower users across the company by providing on demand access to LiDAR deliverables in a high performance 3D environment.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Saratoga 1/2


Enterprise GIS #1 Track. The Ups and Downs of Upgrading Hardware, Software, and Websites
AUTHORS: Dan Goodrich, Connecticut Water Company; Mike Doyle, Hilltop Northeast Enterprises

ABSTRACT: The Connecticut Water Company aims to be a world-class water utility, which is why our GIS group has been working to elevate our enterprise GIS platform to world-class levels. This means saying goodbye to ArcGIS 10.3 and our Flex based website in favor of ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 and Portal for web delivery. It also means upgrading our virtualized editing environment from Citrix to a new hardware stack running VMWare VSphere to provide better speeds for editors across all parts of New England. We will review our process, our pain, and our eventual success! We will focus on our preparation for the project and our testing throughout.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am


Data Collection Track. Mining Useful Data from Old and New Sources
AUTHORS: Samuel Lingeman, University of New Hampshire Facilities Campus Planning GIS

ABSTRACT: We are all familiar with the modern data collection techniques of today. LiDAR, Drones, RTK GNSS, GPS, Total Stations, remote sensing, smart phone apps etc. all provide valuable information for the now. But this data will become archived, obsolete at some point. Are you thinking about how someone 10 even 20 years or beyond might be able to use the data for something you haven’t thought of? Are you getting the best available data format for future use? This presentation will examine efforts by the University of New Hampshire Facilities GIS group to find and utilize data from historical or obscure sources for use in our GIS system as well as other facilities uses. We’ll examine some of the data we’ve created from multiple sources such as old drawings, maps and plans, old aerial imagery and historical documentation. We’ll also examine efforts to archive data currently being collected as well as look at standards and deliverable requirements for projects.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Broadway 3


Environmental Apps Track. Environmental Monitoring: Collection to Reporting
AUTHORS: Andrew Flynn, VELCO

ABSTRACT: Environmental monitoring and reporting is an essential component of maintaining compliance on construction projects. Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has adopted a streamlined data collection and reporting process using esri’s Collector application and GeoCortex web maps. We will focus on how VELCO incorporates ArcGIS Online, Collector, and GeoCortex to make data acquisition simple, and produce regulatory quality deliverables.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Broadway 1&2