Data Management

Data Health Checks Are Back!

Esri is, once again, offering the free GIS data health checks at this year’s User Conference.

In 2011, Esri provided water/wastewater customers an opportunity to see just how clean their data really is. Since then, the Data Health Checks, as they are called, have become a staple service at every User Conference and are now offered across four industries.

Data Health Checks Station at the 2015 Esri User Conference

Participating in the Data Health Check is as easy as bringing a sample of your data in either a file or personal geodatabase to the conference. During your session, an Esri industry expert performs a diagnostic on your data using the ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension to assess its overall quality.

Esri staff explains the key data checks (see example checks for water and electric) and any errors detected are reviewed with you. The error features (captured in a separate geodatabase) and an Excel report outlining the accuracy rates of your data will be provided to you to take back to your organization for additional review.

Running Data Reviewer checks on addressing data

At the 2016 UC, Esri is offering data health checks for users in:

water/ wastewater/ stormwater,

electric/ gas/ pipeline,

land records/ addressing,

transportation/ roads & highways industries.

How to Sign Up

Where: Esri UC showcase located in the San Diego Convention Center
When:   Tuesday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 30, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sign   Up: E-mail with the following information:

  • Name:
  • Organization:
  • Contact information (cell phone & e-mail):
  • Dataset you’re bringing (limit to one):
  • Preferred date/time (except noon):
  • Customer number (if known):

The Data Health Check is free, focuses expressly on features/attributes and takes about 45 minutes. Due to time constraints, only a subset of checks on one dataset is performed during the session. When deployed for production, Data Reviewer can be configured to more thoroughly validate all of the organization’s data quality business rules. Customers may choose to implement these rules themselves, work with Esri partners or use Esri Professional Services to review and optimize data models, to configure Data Reviewer beyond the checks that were run on their data at the conference and implement workflows for data correction and maintenance. Esri Professional Services options include 3-day jumpstart packages, Rent-a-Tech/implementation services and instructor-led training.

When your organization depends on geographic information system for its day-to-day operation, data errors can introduce unacceptable risk and unplanned costs. Therefore, the quality of your data is critical. Esri Data Health Checks can improve your GIS program by reducing the errors that create risks and unplanned costs. Sign up now. We will see you at the Esri UC!

About the author

I am a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Esri who is responsible for messaging, positioning, and branding for an elite portfolio of products. Outside of work, I love traveling and I am a novice birder!

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