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Bringing Mapping and GPS to Small and Rural Water Systems

Last year the Esri water team spent a lot more time with rural and small water systems than in the past. We did this because Esri software has changed a lot. It’s become easier to use. It includes simple solutions for small utilities to get started mapping. And, it’s more affordable. The Esri water team joined rural water associations, attended and exhibited at conferences, and met with many organizations. I really enjoyed meeting so many amazing people and sharing success stories. It was a great year!

Looking Forward to 2019

In 2019 we plan to do even more. The water team will be participating in many events (see list below). We will be sharing information about ArcGIS Online, the Geospatial Cloud, field applications, and more. I’ll be working with many of you (I hope) to share your successes. I’m looking forward to learning about your achievements!

GIS and GPS Working Together

Something new this year . . . we will be teaming with Eos Positioning Systems. If you are interested in pairing GIS with GPS, now is the time. The Arrow Series receivers pair seamlessly with Collector for ArcGIS, making it quick and easy to get started mapping your system with high accuracy.

Don’t be shy! Learn how ArcGIS can get you started mapping your system with mobile apps. Then, bring your questions to Esri and Eos at any of the events below. We are here to help!

Connect with Esri and Eos

Conference Location Start Date End Date
Nebraska Rural Water Association Annual Conference Younes Conference Center, Kearney, Nebraska March 11, 2019 March 13, 2019
Nevada Rural Water Association’s Conference Nugget Hotel & Casino, Sparks, Nevada March 12, 2019 March 14, 2019
Pennsylvania Rural Water Annual Conference The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, Pennsylvania March 26, 2019 March 29, 2019
RuralWaterCon Renaissance Hotel, Austin, Texas March 27, 2019 March 29, 2019
Oklahoma Rural Water Association Annual Technical Conference & Exposition Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma April 16, 2019 April 18, 2019
California Rural Water Association Education and Exhibitor EXPO Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Casino & Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada April 22, 2019 April 25, 2019
Ohio Rural Water Association Annual State Conference Embassy Suites, Dublin, Ohio May 7, 2019 May 8, 2019
Florida Rural Water Association Annual Conference Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida August 5, 2019 August 7, 2019
Kentucky Rural Water Association Annual Conference & Exhibition Lexington, Kentucky August 26, 2019 August 28, 2019
National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference Nashville, Tennessee September 9, 2019 September 11, 2019
Arkansas Rural Water Association Annual Technical Conference Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas September 15, 2019 September 18, 2019
New Jersey Water Association Annual Conference Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey October 16, 2019 October 17, 2019

By Christa Campbell

Industry Specialist, Esri Global Water Practice

About the author

Christa is an experienced water industry professional with 20 years of success using and promoting technology to solve problems in the water industry. Recognized for Industry thought leadership, strategic thinking, and building success with organizations across the globe. She is a passionate GIS advocate, lifelong learner and collaborator. Builds success jointly with teammates, peers, and customers. Christa is a certified GIS Professional and holds a graduate degree in Geography.


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