Graffiti isn’t just a nuisance that ruins the aesthetics of cities and neighborhoods. It’s also a sign of gang activity that threatens community safety. Here’s how the City of Escondido, California, is using technology to...

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Vegetation Management is an essential part of ensuring that communities are safe and that vast areas of electric transmission and distribution infrastructure networks are protected. Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) is one of the largest recurring...

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The southern Piedmont region of the United States, nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the eastern coastline, is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. The ongoing development boom and steady population influx...

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There has been renewed interest in infrastructure on Capitol Hill. A handful of new bills and packages aim to increase funding for infrastructural improvements in the U.S., ranging from water and wastewater to roads and...

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From valve maintenance and inspections to hydrant repair and flushing (and much more), water utility field crews are responsible for a variety of critical and specialized work activities. Chances are, they also juggle several siloed...

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Sandy City's chief administrative officer shares the value equation that has helped departments across the city improve operations and levels of service. As leaders of public municipalities, we often compete with private entities on many...

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Water and wastewater utilities are responsible for the care of both horizontal and vertical assets. Many organizations find themselves using one type of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to manage their mains, valves, hydrants, and...

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There may be no city in America that loves trees more than Philadelphia. More than 10 percent of Philadelphia’s land area—16 square miles—is home to the largest managed urban park system in the world. With...

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Making long-term plans while also managing day-to-day operations is hard. There’s always something competing for your time. By collecting relevant data along the way, you can help make strategic planning easier. The City of Topeka...

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It has been 31 years since I attended my first Esri Partner Conference (EPC). The EPC has always been an important event on my calendar, and I have many fond memories of witnessing the transformation...

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