Population growth, delayed maintenance, rising repair costs and the emergence of new regulations have put an enormous strain on the public works infrastructures across Canada. Public Works professionals and asset managers need to understand the condition of their assets and infrastructures, optimize service, boost their service efforts and deliver goods and services to improve operations.

Now is the time to invest in GIS, a sophisticated mapping technology that has helped many organizations overcome operational challenges and drive improved profitability. It leverages all of the geographically-referenced data that exists in your corporate systems -- such as service calls, schedules and work orders, equipment and personnel information, sensor and real-time communication feeds -- to uncover what might not otherwise be visible or understood in a multipage report or complex spreadsheet.

ArcGIS is a robust platform that allows you to manage, analyze and display your data so that you can make the best, most informed decisions.  It gives everyone in your organization the ability to discover, use, make and share information and maps from any device, anywhere, anytime.

Having municipal assets that are tied to a location is important. You can quickly find assets on a map to locate information or issues in the field. That’s why we believed implementing a GIS-centric asset management solution would be the most effective platform.

Joel Sanchez, Asset Manager, Community Asset Management Program, Infrastructure Services, City of Lethbridge

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Areas of Focus

Enterprise Asset Management
Centrally store, manage and maintain asset data to support a comprehensive lifecycle view to better coordinate decision-making and facilitate effective budgeting and reporting.

Workforce & Work Order Management
By incorporating GIS visualization into work order management, you can improve the quality and speed of data collection, stimulate real-time collaboration and encourage citizen engagement. 

Building Information Management (BIM)
Combining the spatial perspective of GIS with BIM allows facility planners, designers and builders to collect and manage data needed for building design, construction and ongoing operations.

Fleet Management
Fleet managers can integrate GIS with fleet maintenance to help manage routing, fuel, payroll and vehicle maintenance costs.

Emergency Management
Data and services can be combined from multiple sources (such as weather, traffic cameras, video, GPS, 911 calls) for better decision-making and communication with stakeholders. GIS can also be used to create a 311 call centre.

Situational Awareness
Through a single view, you can assess your assets, service requests and work orders while combining basemap data with changing, real-time event data from cameras and sensors that enable you to edit and update key information.

Finance & Administration
Budget forecasting, facility inventory analysis, customer billing and key administrative functions can be enhanced through the implementation of an enterprise-wide GIS solution. 

Operations & Maintenance
GIS spatial selection and display tools allow users to visualize scheduled work, ongoing activities, recurring maintenance problems and historical information.    

Planning & Engineering
GIS provides you with an intelligent database so that job planning, equipment inventory and flow analysis become an automated procedure integrated into one system.

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