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In 1998 the City of Austin identified the need for a comprehensive stormwater utility Geographic Information System (GIS). The lack of this type of GIS hindered efficient asset management and maintenance. This led the Austin City Council to approve a professional services agreement with Parsons to help address the City's needs. Starting with a pilot watershed in 2002, the Austin Watershed Protection Department and Parsons have successfully mapped the vast majority of the stormwater surface features. In the process, the team developed innovative tools and procedures for field data collection, mapping, data management, and quality control. This paper will share the knowledge gained and the lessons learned during the field GPS collection of over 65,000 surface features.

Keywords: GIS; GPS; Stormwater; mapping

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2010-01-01

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