One of the best tools for community leaders to use to meet today’s challenges and those that lie ahead just may be GIS. Union City village officials decided to go the GIS route with its electrical system and they’re glad they did.
“It’s really improved our ability to manage the electrical system and plan for improvements,” said Jim Campfield, Union City’s Village Manager. “Our GIS map not only includes all the power poles in the Village, but also identifies their condition, age, material make-up and circuit. The electrical system assessment also gives emergency management departments information in emergencies like power outages.