Galien River Sanitation District Sewer Authority, like many public works agencies, used paper record plans when accessing information about their sewer system. Over the years, the plans have become worn and in danger of disappearing. P&N scanned the plans into PDF format and linked them to their respective locations on a GIS map. GRSD personnel can now access the plans with a click of a mouse allowing for easy access in the office or in the field.
Prein&Newhof put all approximately 850 record plans into GIS; accessible with field computers, which improved efficiency and accuracy in the field. The completed project should allow the client significant time savings in the future. No longer will GRSD staff need to wade through piles of plans to find what they are looking for. Now, they simply open ArcReader, pan to the area in question, and click the map to access the underlying record plans.