Delivering simplicity + clarity on a case by case basis.
As you browse our projects - which are as diverse as can be in location, size, client, solution, and project type - the one universal feature you will see across all is problem solved, with simplicity and clarity. Please enjoy a walk through our portfolio and feel free to contact any of our experts should you have any questions or need assistance with a solution.
Mobile Application Configuration
Arizona Public Service (APS)
In order for Arizona Public Service (APS) to be both environmentally safe and friendly, they maintain assets such as recycle bins, oil/water drums, and retention basins. These assets hold items such as light bulbs to recycle, used oil, and reclaimed water. At the beginning of 2016, APS decided to track these assets within a feature service being hosted in ArcGIS Online. This provided a simple solution that showed what and where each of the assets was being stored. After locating all of the assets throughout the state, APS determined a need to improve the inspection process of their assets. Each asset type had its own inspection form, and that inspection form could be specific to the service center where the asset was located. Each asset had different intervals for which the inspections needed to be performed – daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. These inspections were done on paper and must be retained for up to three years. The result was potentially illegible notes, and a large amount of physical storage requirements for inspection papers.
The implemented solution was developed based on the extensive work already completed using ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS. Patrick worked with APS to streamline their inspection forms and develop matching Survery123 for ArcGIS forms to allow inspections to be done on a smart phone or mobile tablet device. The solution required the addition of a related table to the original feature class to ensure each inspection would be related to the asset being inspected. It also required a custom pop-up configuration that would open Survey123 for ArcGIS and ensured that the new inspection would be related to the asset record. The paper process was replaced by allowing the inspectors to take and incorporate pictures of the asset during inspections.
This solution provides an easier way for the field crews to inspect the assets and retain the information in a digital format. Not having to print out and store paper copies of the inspection has reduced the department’s overall waste. In the end, this project allowed APS to streamline and improve their inspection process, resulting in increased efficiency and information that is more reliable.