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Top 5 Benefits of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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If you haven’t taken the leap into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) yet, maybe you’re wondering why you need it or what you would do with it. Whether the maps are for locating and managing your city’s information – be it underground utilities or actual roadways – or to visualize property boundaries, a GIS-based map is … Read More

Flint’s drinking water problem could happen elsewhere

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How to avoid drinking water problems in your city In recent months, tests on the water system in Flint, Michigan, revealed high levels of lead and damage to potable water infrastructure due to a failure to implement corrosion control treatment. It’s a series of events that, arguably, was completely avoidable with the right decisions from … Read More

FEMA levee certification reduces need for flood insurance

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It’s fall. The ground is frosty in the morning. Those once-beautiful, turning leaves are now on the ground begging to be raked. Asphalt suppliers are shutting down for the season. You might think it’s time for the water resources and floodplain professionals to start booking winter vacations and taking it easy. After all, it’s kind … Read More

Are you ready for your next transportation project?

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Safe, reliable transportation is vital for every community. But how does a county decide when a roadway is due for maintenance or reconstruction? What goes into determining the need? And where does the funding come from? At Moore Engineering, a transportation project begins with an evaluation of the transportation system. It sounds simple, but there’s … Read More

Leveraging the power of GIS

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology is a powerful tool for communities because it puts them in control of their own information. It’s interactive, so civic leaders can connect data pieces and create their own layers of current information quickly and efficiently. Integrating outside software with GIS technology creates some very powerful results. A great example … Read More

Keeping up with the drone revolution

Simplify, simplify. Simplification is the best way to reduce costs, become most efficient, and – in the case of mobile GIS software paired with drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – possibly even more accurate. Brady Woodard, one of Moore’s construction engineers, had the opportunity to attend the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) conference in … Read More

Water quality top concern for all cities

The general public probably doesn’t think about it. Kids take it for granted. Developing countries may never experience it. So what is “it”? Clean water. Scientific regulations. Water quality standards. It’s all second nature to us. And it’s accepted because it keeps us safe and our environment clean. Even so, these regulations are ever-changing, so … Read More