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Geospatial Analysis and Asset Management Applications

  • certificateThis course is part of the Geographic Information Systems for Asset Management Certificate Program

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    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.  

    Purpose & Background

    This course is designed to assist practitioners in using geospatial analysis to improve processes within infrastructure asset management applications for public and private utility owners. To accomplish this objective, the course will cover the three consecutive building blocks that are required to carry out geospatial analysis operations within asset management. The first block is the development of spatial analysis frameworks. Then, based on these frameworks, practitioners can build specific geospatial analysis methods for their respective asset management industry or application. Once the framework and methods are prepared, professionals can execute spatial analysis operations within asset management. Following this three step process, practitioners ensure that the systems they are responsible for (i.e. water distribution systems, roadway networks, power grids) are maintained operations and improved upon in an efficient manner by making decisions based on actual infrastructure data.


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

    Course Benefits

    • Provides learners with a guide for the development of spatial analysis frameworks to be used in asset management.
    • How to develop the methodology for the implementation of geospatial analysis of asset management data.
    • Empowers learners to employ spatial analysis operations within asset management based on the framework and methods developed in the first two chapters.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Develop spatial analysis frameworks that include primitive elements with spatial relationships to form a data infrastructure that can be used to carry out spatial analysis, processes, and statistics.
    • Build geospatial analysis models with spatial and temporal relationships for use in asset management applications.
    • Design enterprise information portals for use in asset management that include the development of spatial analysis frameworks and geospatial analysis models.
    • Use spatial analysis operations in asset management applications that consider geometric, density, query, distance, directional, and grid operations.

    Assessment of Learning Outcomes

    • Interactions
    • Journals
    • Discussion questions
    • 3 tests that must be passed

    Who Should Attend?

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

    Course Outline


    2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


    Member $1695 | Non-Member $1995