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RCAC: Mapping Small Water Systems with Free Google Earth Pro Desktop

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mapping Small Water Systems with Free Google Earth Pro Desktop

Date & Time: August 16, 2022 | 10:00AM-12:00PM 


For a water utility, asset management plays a significant role in overall financial performance. With the use of effective asset management, it is possible to reduce overall infrastructure costs instead of waiting until the assets fail, incurring higher than necessary costs. Mapping a water system’s assets can greatly assist with developing an asset management plan and your ability to locate assets during an emergency. 

Participants will receive a step-by-step tutorial on how to get started mapping their water system’s assets using Google Earth Pro for project planning, public presentations and developing capital improvement plans. This is a free training.

Participants should download and install the free Google Earth Pro software prior to the class by clicking here.

Participants will learn: 

  • The basic tools of Google Earth needed to map water system assets
  • How to import scanned maps and handheld GPS coordinates
  • How to derive water main pipe lengths, project planning and cost estimating
  • How to edit, save and share your Google Earth maps with project team members and the public

Recommended Audience: Operators, managers, and board members.

Location: This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining. 

Registration: You must be registered prior to the date of the close of registration to receive credit. https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/Cart.asp?Mode=SAVENEWCRS&mlUtil_EventID=3236&mlUtil_FeeID=3071&PID=

Accreditation: 2 California Drinking Water Contact Hours units awarded


August 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Webinar Only


Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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