City of Newport Beach

Mobile GIS Implementation

  • Enterprise SDE Integration (Oracle 9i)
  • Water, Wastewater, and Electric Divisions
  • infraMAP® Field Mobile Interface

The City of Newport Beach is located in Orange County, California, and has the following attributes:

  • 55 Square miles of service area
  • Approximately 277 miles of sewer collection pipeline
  • Approximately 350 miles of water distribution main

Water used the City’s existing GIS data to load into the infraMAP software. All utility layers such as water, wastewater, streets, and electric were loaded up and displayed on vehicle mounted computers.

The City uses infraMAP for Underground Service Alerts (USA), water distribution maintenance, sewer main jetting and maintenance, and streetlight inspection/repair. Each department uses ruggedized tablet PCs with daylight visible screens and built-in GPS.

The City’s Oracle SDE database houses the enterprise geodatabase. Newport Beach GIS staff can make updates to the maps while field crews are collecting maintenance data. Synchronization is performed by field crews on demand with the click of a button.

In addition, Answer Panel queries give field personnel one-click answers to typical questions such as the locations of broken/closed valves, miles of sewer main jetted within a time frame, or streetlights needing repair.

Customer outages are no longer a concern thanks to infraMAP pipeline tracing. In a matter of seconds, field crews can identify critical valves to shut, hydrants out of service, and customers affected. Reports for customer notification are generated automatically.

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