Burns and McDonnell

Utility GIS


Service Offerings

  • Custom application development
  • Data collection and visualization
  • GIS project planning and road map development
  • GIS support services
  • System implementation
  • Systems and data integration

Utilities use geographic information systems (GIS) as a digital representation of their physical infrastructure. Our experienced GIS consultants can help you realize the full potential your GIS by helping you through the complete life cycle of a GIS project.

Backed by more than 120 years of experience working to plan, design and build utility infrastructure, our professionals unlock business value from your utility’s spatial data. Our diverse team has the rare combination of experience in your physical assets and the systems you use to manage, maintain and operate your utility.

Planning for the ArcGIS Utility Network

Migrating to a new data format may not seem urgent to your organization today. In fact, the idea could be worrying. But planning ahead and getting a realistic picture of how large the migration task will be can effectively diminish those concerns.
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We combine deep knowledge of water, power and other critical infrastructure networks with the GIS technology, experience and understanding to build your data structures and systems to give you actionable information to move your business forward.

We have extensive experience with Esri’s ArcGIS platform and are helping utilities move to the ArcGIS Utility Network. Our team provides GIS support from strategy definition to application development, managed services and staff augmentation.

White Paper
Steps for Successful Migration to the Utility Network Model

The ArcGIS Utility Network allows utilities to improve operational efficiency and asset utilization while strengthening relationships with regulators and consumers. But migrating to the new model can be challenging. Completing a readiness assessment can help an organization plan for the migration.

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Employing a Robust GIS Program to Comply With EPA's Lead and Copper Rule

Having a robust GIS program will help utilities comply with the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule and provide safe and clean drinking water to their communities.

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Chris Underwood, 1898 & Co.
Brian Hiller
Geospatial Technologies Manager, 1898 & Co.

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