Designing a Utility Vegetation Management GIS Application for Mobile
Track: Electric Utilities
Authors: Joshua DeWees
Spoon River Electric Cooperative operates a utility line clearance division to maintain a large electric distribution network. SREC uses desktop GIS to track their work, capturing GPS points and handwritten notes that are later manually transcribed. We present key design requirements for a new mobile GIS application to support utility vegetation management, and show how these requirements can be met through a new geospatial mobile app to reduce field report errors and improve efficiency.