The benefits of using a GIS to manage your community’s assets are vast, but the implementation process can often seem overwhelming, especially when there are multiple stakeholders and departments involved. Fortunately, there are steps you can take at the beginning of the set-up process to avoid unnecessary headaches and set your team up for long-term success. Here are a few of our best tips to help your municipality jump start its GIS implementation.
Manholes are the primary points of access to your community’s underground infrastructure. The AssetAlly Manhole Inspection Tool streamlines the inspection process, giving your team portable, digital access to previous inspection data and the ability to efficiently complete new inspections on-the-go.
Every odd year, Wisconsin municipalities are required to conduct road ratings and submit their findings to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Learn how AssetAlly can help your team visualize your ratings and the evolving state of your community’s roads, making it easier to prioritize road maintenance and adjust your budget accordingly.
We’re constantly exploring new ways to enhance and update AssetAlly to provide your team with the best user experience possible. AssetAlly 1.7 includes several new features, enhancements, and resolutions to your application. Releases like these are done periodically, so your application is consistently improving!
A water model is a powerful tool that can help your team analyze your current water system and help you narrow down alternatives for future improvements and evaluate proposed developments. Keep reading to learn how AssetAlly can help you maximize your community’s water model data.
AssetAlly’s new Multi-Edit Tool was developed to help you efficiently update your attributes by giving you the power and control to edit multiple features at once. Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial that will help your staff save time and energy by editing more than a singular feature at once.
Ruekert & Mielke (R/M) is 100% employee owned, and our staff is like family, so we want you to get to know them a little bit better! We recently sat down with AssetAlly Team Leader, Tim Anderson. Keep reading to learn more!
Municipalities with Wisconsin DNR MS4 permits are required to inspect certain outfalls to detect and eliminate illicit storm water discharge. Learn how the AssetAlly outfall inspection tool can help your community save time and effort.
Watch this short tutorial to learn how to easily generate a resident mailing list in AssetAlly. This is especially useful for notifying property owners of upcoming road construction, tree pruning, sidewalk repairs, and more!
Are you looking for ways to cut down the amount of time you have to spend on administrative tasks? AssetAlly can help you maintain and organize all of your documents in a safe and convenient location. This information can be easily shared across departments, so there’s no more fetching documents for anyone!
Has your team been looking for a better way to store your storm water data in a safe and easy to access location? Are you tired of wasting your time sifting through paper files in search of as-builts or maintenance agreements? Search no more! We are here to help.
The management and maintenance of trees is essential in strengthening the quality of living in urban spaces. Optimal tree density and distribution is a vital aspect of many urban planning projects, as trees have an assortment of benefits on people and the environment. Learn how AssetAlly can assist you with managing your community's trees.
The cost of implementing GIS services and processes can add up quickly, especially when your team is new to GIS. Though the value of a quality GIS far outweighs the cost of implementation, there are several steps you can take to maximize your GIS and keep it budget-friendly.
Do you know the best approach to accessing valve data within your community? AssetAlly offers a variety of simple, organized ways to obtain your valve data from the field or the office. Keep reading to learn how your team save time and energy when using AssetAlly to manage your valve data.
The benefits of implementing a GIS in your community are vast, but we know that the municipal approval process can be difficult when your team is already strained by a tight budget. Keep reading for tips to help your municipality justify the cost of a new GIS.
The Wisconsin DNR Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water Management (UNPS) Planning Grant Program applications are now available on the WDNR website and are due mid-April of 2019 for the 2020-2021 grant period. Here are a few suggestions on how to prepare for these projects in your GIS!
Whether you’re choosing a provider for the first time or considering a solution that better fits your needs, searching for a new geographic information system (GIS) can be overwhelming. Before you consider your next GIS, ask yourself these 6 questions.
The holidays are just around the corner, and we are getting close to “wrapping” up another year! With that being said, we thought we would take a quick glance back at the top 5 AssetAlly articles of 2018!
While using AssetAlly, you may have noticed that sometimes information is only available depending on how closely you are zoomed in or out of the map. This is due to each layer having a set range of visible scales.
Did you know that AssetAlly allows you with the capability to search for and add various layers of your choosing into your application via the “Layer Catalog” feature? This could be data particular to the county you are in, or from more expansive resources such as NOAA or The Department of Agriculture.
The Upload Data feature is useful when you have spatial content you'd like to see in AssetAlly. Now, what kind of spatial content could this be? Maybe you have a shapefile from a CAD export or site developer you'd like to visualize. Maybe you have your own surveying equipment and want to take its X/Y coordinates to see if your utility locations are accurate. This data can all be imported and overlayed on top of all your existing GIS data!
Have you ever wanted to quickly and easily add water laterals into your GIS? AssetAlly gives you the ability to do this on your own. Say, for instance, you had a list of all the lead laterals in your community you would like to enter into your application as a reference for future projects. Learn how in this quick tutorial!
Did you know that you can utilize your AssetAlly application to figure out the total lineal foot count of your sanitary sewer system? This is a quick way to gain insight into how much sanitary sewer exists in your community, for budgeting purposes or otherwise.
The Save Project feature is a convenient tool that allows you to save work done in your GIS, such as collections, mark-ups, bookmarks, layer configurations, and more. This allows you to easily return to a project without having to re-do the work.