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InfiniteGIS™ Asset Management

Introduction

Assets
Every asset within InfiniteGIS is represented by either a physical feature or a related record. A physical feature is a point, line or polygon that represents a specific asset with attribute data (ex. Manhole, Valve, Hydrant, Pole, Pipe, Storm Pond). Some assets in InfiniteGIS are stored as records related to a physical feature (ex. Sign, Transformer, Light Fixture, Inspection & Repair records). Layers for related assets are dynamically updated when they are added to a physical feature. By relating records to physical features with a common unique ID, InfiniteGIS utilizes one-to many relationships preserving data integrity and eliminating redundancy while leveraging dynamic asset display and editing (ex. move a pole and attached signs move with it).

Related Records
One-to-many relationships are an important aspect to asset management and can serve multiple purposes. They enable multiple inspection and repair records to be associated with a single feature or asset. These records can then be displayed in the map, symbolized, identified, and queried because of the relationship that exists between them and the physical feature. In many instances one manhole or pole may have multiple inspections or needed repairs and a one-to-many relationship affords the ability to create as many inspection or repair records as needed that can each be addressed individually. Additionally, one-to-many relationships allow for utilities that are distinct but often associated with one another to be related. For example, utility poles can have multiple signs, street lights, transformers or other facilities attached to them. Each of these facilities have their own unique data schema, containing information that is only important to that facility. With one-to-many relationships, these different facilities can be stored and displayed in the map without creating redundant information, ensuring the data’s integrity is preserved when editing.

Layer Organization
Primary utility layers are grouped by discipline: Storm Sewer, Sanitary Sewer, Water Distribution, Street / Highway. Within each group are layes for each asset type that are typically symbolized by some attribute value, often purpose or type. These layers will contain facilities that are Active or Inactive. Inactive facilities will be labeled with "(INACTIVE)". Sub-groups of layers for Abandoned and Proposed assets are also found within each primary discipline.

Layers in the Editing group allow creating, deleting and changing the assets' location. Editable layers are also grouped by discipline and sybmolized similar to their primary counterpat however, they are not sub-divided by status. All features, regardless of their status, will be displayed in the editable layer. After editing assets in the Editing group, changes may not be visible in the primary utility layer until the map is redrawn. Simply pan or zoom to force the primary utility layers to redraw.

Layers in the Maintenance group display Inspection and Repair records related to the assets. These layers can be filtered or queried to show where specific inspections or repairs are. Other layers in the maintenance group symbolize assets by age or some other "maintenance" related value. Maintenance layers are grouped by primary discipline.

Attachments / Uploads
Nearly every asset management form will include a tab for attachments where you can upload pictures or files that you want to reference for that particular asset.

If you are using a mobile device, when you tap on the Choose Files button, most browsers will ask you if you want to use the built in camera to take a picture, record a video, record audio, or browse your device for a file. Choose the option that suites your needs and when finished click the Upload button. Uploaded files are limited to 10 MB each. Be aware that high resolution photos may excede this limit and may take considerable time to upload depending on your intenet connection strength or cellular signal.

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