2017 Excellence in GIS Award Winner – Small Community

Excellence in GIS – Small Community (population under 50,000) – Utilities

Town of Francisco Water & Sewer Utilities

The Town of Francisco has moved from a system of paper maps and local knowledge to a GIS system that was within reach of a small utility’s budget.

Maps were digitized and data stored in a free, open source GIS system (QGIS/PostGIS).  Furthermore data (meters, manholes, valves and hydrants) were collected in the field increasing the accuracy of the mapped data.

Locations of infrastructure are known to a more accurate degree.  Reports are generated that will help the utility plan for the maintenance and future upgrades for its system.

Bill Arvin, Town of Francisco

Greg Grabner, Frontier Geospatial, LLC


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