Live Data in the Field

Implementing GIS on a Budget

Consolidated Utility District was the first utility in the US to take advantage of the ESRI Small Utility Enterprise License Agreement (SU-ELA) and implemented one of the first ArcGIS Server applications built with the Flex API. True North provided application development services and system integration.

“The SU-ELA program really does make it affordable for smaller utilities to license the ArcGIS Server technology, and with the application development options that are made available, we can quickly build custom applications that incorporate information from multiple business systems,” said David Speight, president of [True North Geographic Technologies]. “Utilities can save money on the core software and also on consulting services that may be needed for implementation and integration.”

2010 SAG Award Winner: Consolidated Utility District

Using existing tablets and wireless data links, Consolidated Utility District contracted True North Geographic Technologies to develop a fast, efficient Web application that combined mapping, service orders from CIS, and AVL to provide a valuable tool to field staff.

Technology Implemented:
ArcGIS Server 9.3 • Flex API for ArcGIS Server
Adobe Flex Builder • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Harris Northstar CIS • Radio Satellite Integrators AVL • Xplore Tablet PCs

Development Team:
Andy Koostra, GISP, Consolidated Utility District, Information Systems Manager
Charles Boston, Consolidated Utility District
David Speight, True North Geographic Technologies
Chris Prater GISP, True North Geographic Technologies

More Information

This project was featured in the April 2009 edition of Water & Wastes Digest.

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