Electric Transmission Company develops GIS-based vegetation management program

Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) developed a vegetation management program that saves the utility hours of work, while improving the accuracy of treatment on its 12,000 acres of rights-of-way.

02/13/2009



Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) developed a vegetation management program that saves the utility hours of work, while improving the accuracy of treatment on its 12,000 acres of rights-of-way. The Vegetation Inventory Program (VIP) combines orthophotographs and field data to make network information accessible to workers in the field and in the office. The VIP was built with a customized vegetation management application with ESRI’s geographic information system (GIS) technology.

ESRI’s ArcPad Mobile GIS software for field mapping allows VELCO crews to capture, edit, analyze, and display geographic information. VELCO used ESRI’s ArcPad Application Builder as the development framework for its customized mobile GIS ArcPad application. With ArcPad Application Builder, users such as VELCO can design custom forms for data collection, create unique toolbars, build applets for specific tasks, develop extensions, and more.





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