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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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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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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Every city has a cemetery, and every cemetery some kind of system to track plot sales, ownership and tenants. Until recently, the city of Butler, Indiana, tracked cemetery plot sales and management through old books...

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It can be difficult to manage your assets when you aren’t sure how many you have. This was once a major issue in West Jordan, Utah. Prior to Cityworks, the city relied on multiple GIS...

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It is often said that a smart community is a connected community. Increasingly, a smart community puts GIS at the heart of its technology—a GIS-centric connected community. In February, Esri published a white paper outlining...

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By Brian Haslam, Cityworks president and CEO To effectively manage public assets, you need to know what they are and where they are located. Asset management can only be performed with an accurate asset inventory....

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The Village of Arlington Heights is a progressive and vibrant community nestled in the outskirts of Chicago. But don’t let the classification of “village” fool you—with a population of more than 75,000 and growing, Arlington...

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