Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.
Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.
This project describes how an electric network can be modeled in GIS. In particular it will look at the City of Aspen’s electric distribution network. The City of Aspen, Colorado has a small underground electric network that has historically only been understood by a few individuals. These individuals are nearing retirement which has sparked a need for a transfer of knowledge. Over the last few years, the electric network has been slowly moved into a GIS database with a built in Geometric Network. The City of Aspen wants to move all of its utility assets, water, storm water and electric, into Esri’s Utility Network. Prior to this happening, the electric network needed additional work. This project looked at how to collect accurate electric data in the field, using Esri’s Survey123 mobile application. It also describes the cleanup process for the existing data, so that it would work correctly in a Geometric Network. Finally, it explored a unique way of viewing utility assets, through an augmented reality application called AuGEO. Limitations of this augmented reality application were discovered and discussed.
Henderson, H. (2018). Managing Electric Utility Assets for the City of Aspen, Colorado (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/279