Pipe Utility Evaluations With the Aid of GIS

by Raymond A. Pittman, Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co, Savannah, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are starting to be used on a day to day basis to solve community problems and optimize the use of their valuable resources. One engineering application of the GIS which is proving itself indispensable is its ability to map and evaluate the vast underground network of utilities. With many communities' existing water and sewer systems bursting at the seams, and further annexing and growth anticipated, prudent communities are looking to the GIS to assist in minimizing capital expenditure. This feat is accomplished by determining and constructing the least costly utility improvement alternative which meets the communities' objective.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Underground structures | Water supply systems | Information systems | Water resources | Water pipelines | Buried pipes

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