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.
Learn how to use your buffering tool to its full potential! Not only is your buffer tool able to create a buffer around a selected feature or point, it can create a buffer around multiple targeted features.
Have you ever tried to make an exhibit to print in your GIS? Have you dealt with adding text/markups that don't print quite the size you thought they would? If so, it's likely because of your map's scale. Read on to find out more!
If you are a frequent user of GIS, you've probably encountered a few situations where you need to see a large number of layers, but only need to access the data for one or two of them. If you've ever wondered how to narrow down what results you'll bring back when using identify tools, then you're in the right place!
The Query and Filter tools are very useful when it comes to identifying specific map features in your AssetAlly Application. The tools appear to be similar, but one tool may be more useful than the other depending on the situation.
Did you know that you can set personal bookmarks in AssetAlly to have preset views to zoom or pan to? If you're a frequent GIS user, this can be immensely helpful - no more time wasted trying to obtain to your perfect view!
The Water Main Break Tool gives you the ability to locate and record water main breaks quickly and efficiently - allowing better visualization of water pipe conditions. Learn more about utilizing this tool in your AssetAlly application!
Do you know the best approach to accessing hydrant data within your community? AssetAlly gives you a couple of simple and organized ways to obtain your hydrant data from the field or the office! In this article, we will review both options so you can decide which will help you the most.
This week we will cover the basics of our Illicit Discharge Inspection Tool! We decided to make the long and grueling inspection process easier for you by putting this tool in your AssetAlly application. Not only does the Discharge Inspection Tool allow you to access important attribute data associated with outfall structures in your community, but it also conveniently produces an organized PDF report containing the information you entered into your GIS.
The management and maintenance of trees have proven to be quite successful 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.
Would you like to see street-level imagery of your community, without the inconvenience of leaving the office...or poolside (tomorrow is the 4th of July after all)? In AssetAlly there's a simple way to access Google Street View for observation of your assets.
With all of the flooding occurring lately, have you been wondering what approaches you can take to better prepare your community for these stressful events? Continue reading to find out how AssetAlly can help you!
Populating attribute fields in your GIS may seem like a daunting or even unnecessary task at times, but the information being added to your utilities will more than likely come in handy down the line. Aside from being able to access important utility information quickly (pipe size, length, material, inverts, year installed, etc.), it can make searching for particular data in your GIS (such as documents) much easier.
Today is World Blood Donor Day 2018. There are various ways in which GIS has contributed to saving lives through blood donation applications. Aside from blood donor applications, there are plenty of GIS based applications that focus on other forms of donation. Now, let's take a look at how GIS is assisting us in making the world a better place!