We're very proud to announce that two of our clients received SAG (Special Acheivement in GIS) Awards at this year's Esri User Conference in July.

Opelika Utilities in Opelika, Alabama

Opelika Utilities received their SAG Award for their Dead Meter Solutions, powered by Insights for ArcGIS. With a focus on improving operational efficiency, Opelika Utilities began taking a closer look at potential revenue loss and solutions to help them increase revenue more efficiently. Opelika had no way to identify dead meters in their network and came to GISinc to connect GIS and Cityworks, with a billing system, utilizing backend processing scripts to develop a report of meter reading discrepancies. Opelika learned by taking this newly connected data and connecting it to Insights for ArcGIS, that out of 14,000 meters, 3,000 meters (20%) were dead. This translated into an estimated $25,000/month revenue loss ($300,000/year). Using Insights for ArcGIS and further analysis, they could identify a trend of dead meters of a specific manufacturer, model number, and meters that were recently installed in new developments in their network. The good news was these meters were still under warranty, therefore, replacing the majority of the dead meters came at no expense to Opelika Utilities.

Read more about the Dead Meter Solution here: http://gisinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Opelika-Dead-Meter-CS-Final.pdf

View the Esri E360 Video about the project here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zvRy8rm0KM&feature=youtu.be

City of New Orleans, LA

The City of New Orleans won their SAG Award for accomplishing increased citizen engagement via Esri Local Government Solutions. The city was able to attain data collection for blighted properties and citizen catch basin adpotion by working with the Esri Local Government Solutions team to design Photo Survey and Adopta.

Read more about the project here: http://events.esri.com/conference/sagList/index.cfm?fa=Detail&SID=2431