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GIS Infrastructure Development For Sanitary, Water, and Storm Sewer Networks – City of Aberdeen, Harford County, MD

HRG developed a customized Geographic Information System (GIS) database for the City of Aberdeen’s potable water, storm sewer, and public sanitary sewer infrastructure networks.

The project included Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS and conventional survey feature data collection. Mobile GIS technology and ArcGIS Desktop (ArcVIew) on a tablet PC were used for feature attribution and network development in the field. System database information was updated in the field and input from existing record drawings were scanned as part of the project. These documents were then linked to the City’s GIS.

HRG’s survey crews collected over 11,000 utility features for this project. Survey efforts included potable water features such as mainline valves, curb-stops, fire hydrants, stormwater features such as manholes, inlets, outfalls, culverts, and sanitary sewer features such as manholes, clean-outs, valves and pump stations.
An ESRI geodatabase was developed and delivered to the City for incorporation into their existing GIS and connected to a standalone asset management database for extended infrastructure management capabilities in the future. Existing GIS features and information were migrated from an existing geodatabase into the new customized geodatabase for the City.

The final utility networks were incorporated with Harford County’s GIS basemap information (parcels, roads, streams, and orthophotography) to develop the final deliverable project for digital analysis within the City’s GIS.

The original project scope was completed within one year from the date of contract authorization.

Client / Owner

City of Aberdeen
Department of Public Works
60 N. Parke Street
Aberdeen, MD 21001
420.272.1600

Project Highlights

  • Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS and conventional survey data collection
  • Mobile GIS technology and ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView) used for feature attribution and network development
  • Collection of over 11,000 utility features
  • ESRI geodatabase developed and incorporated into the City’s existing GIS and connected to a standalone asset management database

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