Dianna Herbst

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27 Sep: Utility Network: Simplify Enterprise Business Processes

Simplifying Editing Workflows Using Out-of-the-Box Tools One of the benefits of implementing Esri’s Utility Network is the extensive set of tools and workflows it provides to efficiently create and update data. My Critigen project team is working with a large enterprise client to help them take advantage of these capabilities. We are also configuring a service-based synchronization between the enterprise…

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25 Sep: Utility Network Topology: When to Disable and When to Enable

Why is it Important Understand How to Maintain the Utility Network? Understanding how to maintain the Utility Network is crucial not only to best serve your customers without interruption but also to keep the UN functioning optimally after it is live in production. To be fully prepared, you’ll need to determine the answers to these questions: • Will downtime be…

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19 Sep: Branch Versioning Part 2: Appending Data

In our first Branch Versioning post (Branch Versioning—What is it and How Does It Work?), we looked under the hood, reviewed some benefits, and noted some differences from Traditional Versioning. In this guide, we’re focusing on the topic of appending data.     What’s different with appending data that’s been Registered as Branch Versioning vs Traditional Versioning? Not much besides…

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28 Aug: Road to the Utility Network: Resolving Data Errors

Getting Started This is the third post in a series from Critigen on using and maintaining the Esri Utility Network for gas. Here, we’ll introduce the concept of Utility Network data errors and some methodologies to resolving them. This is not a comprehensive review of all the different Utility Network errors, but a focused look at some of the different…

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21 Aug: Branch Versioning—What is it and How Does it Work?

You may have heard some chatter about Branch Versioning (especially if you have any involvement with Esri’s Utility Network solution where it’s a requirement). Branch Versioning is the future for supporting multiuser editing scenarios, so getting familiar with its tools and functionality is crucial. Below, you’ll find a refresher of what you might already know about Branch Versioning, what you…

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14 Aug: Utility Network Connectivity Associations

Critigen is working with the latest Enterprise GIS stack of technologies from Esri on multiple projects. These projects include the new Utility Network (UN) for a few large utilities in the North East, one of which is now live and in production. Over the next few weeks, our team will be sharing a series of posts that will go over…

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25 Jun: The Value of Offline GIS

Does your organization have fast, simple, and intuitive tools that provide your field technicians with offline-accessible GIS data? Utilities, energy companies, water/wastewater organizations, public works departments, and DOTs care about helping techs make better decisions when they’re out in the field and GIS is key to many of those decisions. They also care about improving the safety and efficiency of…