GIS Development for Water Distribution System

GPS Locations of Gate Valve Features and Pipeline Data Layer for MCI Shirley Water Distribution System

In September 2002, the Massachusetts Department of Correction selected Weston & Sampson to collect global positioning system (GPS) locations of all gate valve features and develop a pipeline data layer for the water distribution system at its MCI Shirley facility.

The data capture operation included features located in the maximum and medium security facilities, as well as the development of a water pipeline data layer for the entire compound. Weston & Sampson also incorporated feature locations and the pipeline data set with an aerial photo base map. The newly developed database included the necessary attribute information to allow for future maintenance and updating of attribute fields.

Weston & Sampson is currently conducting quality assurance reviews of the water distribution plans and data sets to ensure their accuracy.

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