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[caption id="attachment_20235" align="alignright" width="200"] Field workers see the same information on their mobile devices whether a service request is created manually or through incoming Waze data.[/caption] In early 2018, the City of Raleigh implemented a...

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For many organizations, implementing a GIS-centric asset management system is just the first step in an ongoing journey to effective public asset management. Creating systems of engagement, record, and insight opens the door to ongoing...

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Each day, in communities across the globe, millions of gallons of water and wastewater travel through underground pipes to be treated, distributed, or consumed. In the U.S. alone, water main breaks have increased by 27...

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The City of Fayetteville provides services to over 200,000 residents throughout the area. Located in the southern region of North Carolina, Fayetteville neighbors the renowned Fort Bragg U.S. Army Base, the largest military installation in...

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Cityworks–Azteca Systems, LLC, the leader in GIS-centric public asset management solutions, announced two employee promotions that will position the organization for continued growth and strategic product development. Rebecca Tamashasky, a 20-year veteran of public asset...

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The flush of a toilet. The whirlpool in a sink drain. The channel of rainwater disappearing underground. Wastewater and stormwater infrastructure plays a critical role in the health and safety of our communities, but we...

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We’re kicking off the week at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore, where local government managers and staff have gathered to discuss strategies for building more resilient, sustainable, and safe communities—smart communities. Smart city...

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When the city fathers of Independence, Missouri, fired up their first power plant in 1901, electrical power was considered leading-edge technology. More than 115 years later, Independence Power and Light (IPL) repeated the tradition of...

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Originally published in Civil + Structural Engineer, February 2018 How municipalities prepare for natural disasters has become much more than distributing sandbags, providing emergency shelter, and assembling personnel and services to assist those in need....

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Not all assets are created equal. We know that physical assets degrade over time. As assets deteriorate, operation and maintenance costs increase, and customers experience negative impacts. At some point, all municipalities and utilities must...

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