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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

 Users of ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing and ArcGIS Utility Network have a new best friend in the Unified Pipeline Tools ribbon. This new ribbon for the first time enables users of both extensions to access tools from both on one tab instead of having to move back and forth among multiple individual tabs.

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

Utilities desire is a mechanism that can automatically and frequently pass changes to the data from the office to the field and from the field to the office. This method of only passing changes is called bi-directional synchronization, though many will simply call it delta syncing. Deploying bi-directional synchronization with ArcGIS requires proper configuration of the data, and the server environment. It also needs a mobile computing device with ArcGIS Field Maps. 

If this capability is of interest to you, you may be wondering, can I take my data offline? What modifications do I need to make to my data to prepare for bi-directional synchronization with my organization’s mobile devices?

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

During disaster events, utility field workers are part of the first responders to arrive onsite. These folks need a reliable source of information that is available to them when external communication such as cellular networks are not. The Offline Map Areas capabilities of ArcGIS enable Esri mobile applications such as ArcGIS Field Maps and Explorer for Windows to display critical location information about a utility's pipes, conductors and cables.

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

A new generation of mobile map viewers runs on Apple, Android, and Microsoft smart devices. There mobile map viewers, such as ArcGIS Field Maps have evolved to provide a highly integrated, intelligent, and easy to use mobile worker experience.

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

Field crews and first responders need both an immediate visual aid and an automated warning to inform them of these safety zones. A mobile application with an interactive map, such as ArcGIS Field Maps is ideal for this need. Recent enhancements to ArcGIS Field Maps now enable client side notifications based on that mobile device location awareness.  This is called geofencing.  With geofencing the same field technician can have their mobile device vibrate, make sounds and have a banner notification appear on the mobile device when they approach the safety zones.

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

Within pipe utility organizations, automating the documentation of steel pipe construction has been a challenge. Lookup tables can store information about steel pipes, valves, and fittings, that the organization knows prior to construction. With automation, these lookup tables are used to simplify the field worker experience by automatically populating what is already known about the steel asset.

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

Today’s mobile sensors, when combined with a nearby mobile device and the correct mobile GIS application on the mobile device, create a wonderful opportunity to transform tasks and workflows performed in the field. This transformation can overcome, if not eliminate, the inefficiency inherent in today’s incompatible workflows.

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

Esri’s Utility and Pipeline Data Model (UPDM) 2021 is available now. This release includes enhancements to keep up with changes in industry practice, regulatory requirements, and previous implementation feedback.

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

The natural gas industry’s drive to a lower or net zero carbon footprint is focused on actions that generally can be organized in three groups: (1) reducing methane emissions from operations, (2) reducing methane emissions from customer consumption, and (3) embracing new sources and uses of alternative lower carbon fuels.

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TomDeWitte
Esri Regular Contributor

Risk to the organization is typically summarized as a cost, with the unit of measure being monetary ($). This cost is much more than simply the expense to the utility to have the construction group replace the identified deficient section of pipe.  When a pipe section fails, it impacts the people and facilities near the location of failure.

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