What We Did
CADD to GIS Conversion
LaBella’s Data Intelligence team converted the AutoCAD layers representing surveyed locations of utility assets such as water lines, valves, hydrants, and storm and sewer lines with associated manholes, catch basins, etc. As data from the survey was incorporated into a new Enterprise GIS Geodatabase, we also captured metadata representing the accuracy of the saved data (surveyed exact location, record drawings, etc.).
Our team then utilized Esri technology to develop an online web mapping interface to present this data to NYSOGS staff. Utilizing ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Web Apps, we built a comprehensive mapping solution that enables NYSOGS to view their utility asset data in a web browser format. This included the development of custom attribute displays to highlight for staff the most important attribute information.
Field Access / Augmented Reality
Using Esri’s ArcGIS Collector, LaBella provided access to utility data in the field for on-site crews. The Collector GIS map paired with a Trimble TDC600 provides access to view the data in an “augmented reality” format. Crews can utilize this app to locate utilities, even in adverse conditions (nighttime, snow, etc.).
Data Markup Tools
NYSOGS staff has the ability, both on desktop and in the field, to submit “points of interest” for identifying noteworthy items in the field that are not included in the GIS data as well as for identifying areas where mapping layers need to be updated or fixed. In office teams then use this information for making the changes.