From Pipe Dream to Reality: New York City's GIS Experience
Track: Water Distribution, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Author(s): Vincent Soriano, Clifford Konnerth
The City of New York supplies water to 7.5 million people through a network of more than 6,000 miles of pipe. Having recently completed conversion of archives to their legacy system, initial goals of improved update and access have been met. Their legacy system (GDS) has, however, discontinued further development. The 1997 purchase of a privately serviced area necessitated a platform change. Careful research led to the selection of Esri's geodatabase. Together with Esri and URS, the Department has created a complete ArcGIS data model for their distribution system. This paper will describe the system and development of this model.
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