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Shiju Mathew & Lucie Kendell's presentation at Geomatics Atlantic 2012 (www.geomaticsatlantic.com) in Halifax, June 2012. More session details at http://lanyrd.com/2012/geomaticsatlantic2012/stbgz/ .

Shiju Mathew & Lucie Kendell's presentation at Geomatics Atlantic 2012 (www.geomaticsatlantic.com) in Halifax, June 2012. More session details at http://lanyrd.com/2012/geomaticsatlantic2012/stbgz/ .

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  • Picture 1: 1919 watermain installPicture 2: 1945 watermain installPicture 3: Long Lake
  • Facilitate data storage, sharing, and maintenance with the end goal of improving efficiencies across many operational units, providing better data access / currency for all GIS users, and simplifying database / application support.
  • Corporate Data Plan – GIS component to incorporate more data in GIS Database, east and central regions, water/wastewater/stormwaterMobile Applications - ?Dashboard Enhancements – Actualized, future ones include possible user editing tools (technical group)Form Enhancements – Currently being worked on (technical group)Increased Corporate Integration – GIS integrated with SAP, customer service, metering, etc.Continued Quality Control and Data Improvements – Development of new applications as the need develops and the technology allows, Improved quality control processes to improve the validity of the existing data

Halifax Water: the Geomatics Kaleidoscope Halifax Water: the Geomatics Kaleidoscope Presentation Transcript

  • THE GEOMATICS KALEIDOSCOPE Presented by: Shiju Mathew – GIS AnalystLucie Kendell – Engineering Information Technician
  • Halifax Water The Geomatics Kaleidoscope• Looking Back – Who is Halifax Water? – A history of Geomatics at Halifax Water• The Present – What is Halifax Water doing today?• The Future – Moving Forward…
  • Corporate History PSC purchases Halifax water utility Dartmouth/ assumes from the City - County/Halifaxprivate water Utility to be run Amalgamation – system like a business (HRWC) 1861 1945 1952 1987 1996 2007 Public PSC becomes Halifax Water Service Halifax Water acquires HRM’s Commission Commission Wastewater (PSC) is and Stormwater formed services View slide
  • Geographic Scope View slide
  • Looking Back…• The Origins of Halifax Water Geomatics – East/Central Regions • CAD Schematic – West Region ArcView 3x HALGIS Applications ArcSDE (40 Users) ArcInfo Librarian Caris (13 users) (2 users)
  • Looking Back…• ArcInfo Librarian – Watereditor, a customized updating/editing application – GIS Staff only, not accessible to users• ArcView 3x Desktop Project – Cost-effective solution – Increased access to users• Oracle Forms – Tabular access – Initiative to involve users across departments – Accessibility and editing
  • Looking Back…• The Origins of Halifax Water Geomatics – East/Central Regions • CAD Schematic – West Region ArcView 3x HALGIS Applications ArcSDE (40 Users) ArcInfo Librarian Caris (13 users) (2 users)
  • The Present • Migration Project – 2007 – 2011 – Migrate existing GIS data and applications to a new and more up to date system architecture and data model – Multi-user, Multi-version – Customized Editing – Two main web applications to the project • View and Query Tool – HW Dashboard (Adobe Flex) • Forms – From Oracle Forms to ASP.Net – “GIS at your fingertips”
  • GIS Architecture
  • The Present • Forms
  • “I desire no future that will break the tieswith the past” George Eliot“The future, according to some scientists, willbe exactly like the past, only far moreexpensive.” John Sladek
  • The Future? Corporate Data Mobile Plan Applications Increased Dashboard/Form Corporate Enhancements Integration Continued Quality Control and Data Improvements
  • Corporate Data Plan• Full Update of the GIS Database – All Regions – All Water, Wastewater, Stormwater• 5 Year Plan• 33 Major Projects• Vision – Inspiring confidence in a complete database
  • Mobile Applications• Multi-departmental Demand• On-the-fly editing capabilities• Real-time connection to the office
  • Halifax Water Dashboard• Potential 400+ users, corporate wide access (inside HW only)• Trained 200+ in a presentation type setting• Just released a second version incorporating several enhancements asked for by users Routing Tool Drawing Index Corporate Symbology Increased Scale Levels• Future enhancements already being considered User editing tool Addressing regional constraints
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