Cumberland County Utilities Authority - GIS Data Conversion

posted Sep 25, 2011, 4:14 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Feb 20, 2012, 8:54 AM ]
BRIDGETON, NJ (GIS DATA CONVERSION) - Rodriguez Consulting, LLC worked as a subcontractor on a Cumberland County Utilities Authority (CCUA) project that involved the creation of a seamless, digital, and intelligent map of the CCUA sewer system (i.e. pipes, manholes, etc.) and rapidly make this information available to staff via software tools that are easy to use.  Rodriguez spatially adjusted all of the sewer assets utilizing the State of New Jersey’s 2002 aerial photography and CCUA as-built drawings. 

Rodriguez was responsible for creating a sewer GIS database design that incorporated the sewer assets maintained by CCUA and could be expanded to incorporate the assets maintained by local municipal utility authorities that interconnect with the CCUA system.  The GIS database was populated via the migration of the CCUA’s existing CAD drawings and various paper as-built drawings that were scanned and linked to the resulting map features.  The GIS database was also designed for the future integration with the CCUA’s existing information management systems.  The GIS data was adjusted spatially utilizing available aerial photography (i.e. State of New Jersey, Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS Explorer etc.) as a base map.  Sewer lines and manholes were adjusted spatially so that the features were located on their approximate location within the street, right of way or easement. 

TECHNOLOGIES

  • GIS data conversion
  • Scanned/indexed as-builts
  • Google Earth consulting
  • 3D models of sewer facilities using Google Sketchup

SITE FACTS

  • CCUA serves 4 municipalities
  • 10 pump stations
  • 1 wastewater treatment plant (7 MGD)
  • Gravity and Force Mains

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