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Geographic Information Systems for Asset Management Certificate Program

  • What is GIS and How Can it Help Us?

    • The analytical power of a geospatial database helps agencies evaluate information in a system-wide manner, which allows them to obtain insight about their infrastructure even in areas with obscure data.
    • As the cost for rehabilitating an asset can be at least half if not a tenth of the cost to replace or repair it, agencies need to have a system-wide approach so that they can move from a reactive operations mode to a proactive mindset.
    • The geospatial management of asset networks allows private utilities and public agencies to develop data-based asset management plans in-line with the agency goals and the community needs.
    • It’s a known fact that the use of a geospatial asset management system improves the operations of agencies while at the same time allowing them to stretch their maintenance funds.

    In order to manage our infrastructure, assets engineering practitioners have to review and evaluate large amounts of spatial and interconnected datasets. Critical infrastructure elements can be easily lost in the vastness of the infrastructure network data. ASCE's Geographic Information Systems for Asset Management Certificate Program is designed to assist practicing engineers in developing efficient systems to obtain knowledge and understanding of large spatial datasets. These large spatial datasets are commonly used within public and private agencies that are responsible for infrastructure networks, such as water distribution systems, highway networks, and power grids. You will be able to apply the fundamental concepts of GIS, including development of GIS applications, implementation of GIS data within existing networks, process improvement using geospatial analysis, and proper maintenance and operation of spatial asset management databases. These tools can empower engineers and practicing professionals to make data‐based decisions, with efficiency and clarity.


    Alfredo Cely P.E., MSEM, M.ASCE P.E.

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    Who Should Attend?

    After completing this certificate program, you will be able to:

    • Develop GIS programs for infrastructure asset management to satisfy organizational needs.
    • Design, manage, and maintain GIS program workflows.
    • Discuss steps and methodologies for evaluating asset management programs.
    • Develop a planning framework to guide the development of a new GIS asset management program.
    • Employ GIS applications to improve asset management operations.
    • Use conceptual hourly production costs to estimate costs of data collection.
    • Describe quantile classifications of asset data and uses for and challenges inherent in Boolean overlays.
    • Develop a spatial analysis framework and use that framework to build specific geospatial analysis methods for particular applications.
    • Identify key elements and processes for development of spatial databases.
    • Describe effectual methods of maintenance of asset management databases for spatial analysis.
    • Discuss concepts for the management of spatial databases.

    Perfect for:

    • Public agency engineers
    • Public agency planners
    • Consultant engineers
    • A/E contractors
    • GIS analysts and project managers

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    Suggested Pre-Requisites

    • Bachelor of Science in engineering, architecture, or construction
    • OR
    • Experience working in either private or public agencies that manage infrastructure assets

    Certificate Requirements

    • Five Guided Online Courses are required to complete this certificate program.
    • Complete all 5 Guided Online Courses within 4 years from enrollment.
    • Earn a certificate of completion after all 5 courses are finished.

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    Upon completing the certificate requirements, you will earn 12.0 CEUs / 120 PDHs.


    Member $5,500 | Non-Member $6,500

    Save up to 35% with certificate enrollment versus purchasing courses individually.

    Certificate Courses*

    *All 5 courses must be completed

    Suggested order of completion:

    1. Foundation for Using GIS for Infrastructure Asset Management
    2. Development of GIS Models for Asset Management
    3. Implementing Geographic Information Systems in Asset Management Agencies
    4. Geospatial Analysis and Asset Management Applications
    5. Develop, Maintain and Operate Asset Management Spatial Databases

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