Equip Campus Operations with Geospatial Tools

With budgets and enrollments shifting, colleges and universities need to focus on building efficient and effective operations—now more than ever.

Throughout this series, leading universities—along with Esri—discuss and demonstrate how spatial collaboration, decision-making, and analytical tools can help with a broad range of workflows across campuses.

Webinar 1

Getting Started: Building Your Spatial Foundation

Date: September 16, 2020

Location: Video

Cost: Free

Language: English

GIS isn't just a campus basemap. GIS is real-time dashboards for vice principals and department heads. It pulls disparate asset management and work order systems into a contextual framework and provides a hub upon which all departments and users can share and collaborate to work more effectively. This webinar will show campus operations users how to frame the conversation around the return on investment (ROI) that GIS offers and provide a technical road map to get started.

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Webinar 2

Bringing GIS Indoors: Space Planning and Optimization

Date: October 7, 2020

Location: Video

Cost: Free

Language: English

Getting directions to a building? No problem. What about the ability to get real-time, floor-aware directions to the specific valve that will stop the water leak? Now that's valuable. Not only does GIS enhance outdoor workflows, but by pulling together building, floor, room, and asset information, indoor GIS takes you a step further. The ability to optimally route visitors to rooms, find the nearest automated external defibrillators (AEDs), integrate with calendars, and pull together asset management systems into a floor-aware GIS are just some of the powerful aspects of bringing GIS indoors. This webinar will show campus operations users how GIS is being used to tie work management and location together and how peers are starting to leverage indoor GIS.

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Webinar 3

Building a Mobile Workforce: Getting Decision Support into the Field

Date: October 28, 2020

Location: Video

Cost: Free

Language: English

Smartphones have become a part of our daily life. So why do we still rely heavily on printed maps, CAD diagrams, and hand-drawn notes to find assets while at work on campus? GIS is no longer just about producing printed maps. It provides out-of-the-box tools for data collection, data discovery, and data sharing. It also provides applications that can be rapidly configured for a wide variety of workflows. This webinar will feature two leading universities sharing their best practices for mobile GIS as well as showing campus operations users the value of configure first, customize second; ROI of mobile data capture; and how to provide real-time operational awareness to crews and managers.

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Webinar 4

Optimizing Utilities: Digitally Transforming Network Management

Date: November 18, 2020

Location: Video

Cost: Free

Language: English

It's 3:00 a.m., and the power goes out. You or your staff need to locate the right switch, but do you know where it is? When a construction project is taking place, and you want to ensure that a dig-in won't occur, how confident are you in the mapped location of your underground assets? These are just two common use cases for the times when an accurate spatial representation of your network assets would be incredibly valuable. This webinar will focus on the value of moving your utility assets from CAD to GIS and many of the advances that allow users to view and trace network assets in the field; incorporate real-time information; and represent your data in 2D, schematics, and 3D.

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