Winter User Group Meeting
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
DitchWitch Corporate Headquarters
Training Center Room #2A
1959 W Fir St, Perry, OK 73077
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Presentation by DitchWitch - the Underground Authority
Ditch Witch is the preeminent producer of equipment used for the installation and rehabilitation of underground utilities. Beginning from a small blacksmith shop before statehood, it has transformed into a corporate family of companies focused on underground utilities. We will share information on the equipment and technology used worldwide for the installation of power, gas, water, and communications.
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Utilization of GIS at OKIE811
The Oklahoma One-Call System, Inc. (OKIE811) is a non-profit 501(c)6 corporation, incorporated in the State of Oklahoma in 1979. It was formed for the purpose of preventing damage to underground facilities. Effective January 1, 1982, the Oklahoma Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Act provided that (1) owners and operators of underground facilities must register, through a notification system, and (2) all excavators must give notice to such underground operators at the notification system prior to excavation.
Join us as we share about how OKIE811 works, and how GIS is utilized to provide quality damage prevention notifications to owners and operators of underground facilities.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Tracking and Traceability of Underground Assets with ArcGIS - Esri
Whether you oversee gas, water, wastewater, electric, or telecom underground assets, keeping track of what you put into the ground is important. Recent regulatory rules under consideration by PHMSA, as well as current market drivers, are changing the gas pipeline industry in particular. These pressures are pushing operators to gain a better understanding of which exact assets reside underground and where they were placed. New enhancements to Collector for ArcGIS have made barcode collection seamless, thereby maintaining a single source of truth. Through use of the mobile device's camera, Arcade scripting, and the newly released Attribute Rule functionality, digital as-builting is becoming faster and easier.
11:45 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
Tour of the Ditch Witch
Have you ever wonder how they make the Ditch Witch machines and trenchers? Here is your chance to see it all. Following the meeting, Ditch Witch will be giving a tour of their plant. This will showcase all phases of the manufacturing process from raw material receiving, machining, welding, paint, assembly, and shipping.
Tour guests must wear closed-toe shoes during plant tour or stay on the cart for the entire tour. The tour takes approximately one hour and covers most of the 29 acre main plant.
Please sign up for the tour during your registration if you are interested in participating.
Attendees GISP Credits: 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credit
Presenters GISP Credits: 1 hour - CON - 1.0 credit