The increasing capabilities of GIS to serve as a digital twin is creating an opportunity for, and desire among, many utilities to re-evaluate data quality. In this article, Esri Global Director of Utility Solutions Bill Meehan explains how utilities can cut workflows and save time by having an accurate digital representation of their asset infrastructure. Meehan identifies specific workflows that can be streamlined, as well as steps utilities can take today to improve data quality.
One rural Kentucky water district was able to cut the cost of each meter installation by $100 — just by using Esri Collector for ArcGIS, iPads, and a single Arrow Gold for high-accuracy GNSS data collection. Here's how.
OCWD in Kentucky cut its costs for each meter installation by 50% from about $200 to about $100 by using a centimeter-accuracy, real-time field data collection solution. The utility was able to free office staff for other work and reduce its labor, equipment, and materials costs.