Working with Geometric Networks for Utilities


This course teaches the fundamental concepts of a geometric network and the workflow for creating one. Using utilities data, you will create and edit geometric networks and perform analysis on electric, gas, and water/wastewater networks. These skills will enable you to accurately model your network and help your organization quickly respond to network outages, deliver improved customer service, and manage network assets.

Attendees of this course will receive a complimentary copy of the Esri Press book, Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS.

Who Should Attend
• Spatial data managers and GIS technicians who work in the electric, gas, or water/wastewater industries.
• Anyone who needs to model and manage utilities data using geometric networks.

Learn How To
• Define the components of a geometric network.
• Build a geometric network in ArcGIS.
• Create network rules and assign network weights.
• Check network connectivity.
• Perform analysis on geometric networks.
• Edit spatial and attribute data in a geometric network.

• Completion of ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools and Functionality or Learning ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Desktop III: GIS Workflows and Analysis or equivalent knowledge is required.
• Completion of Building Geodatabases is recommended.

Course Outline

Building a geometric network
• Geometric network components
• Adding a feature class to a geometric network
• Testing network features

Defining rules and behavior
• Creating subtypes
• Setting network rules
• Setting default junctions
• Loading and validating features
• Using connectivity rules

Performing analysis
• Creating network flow
• Finding common ancestors
• Identifying customers affected by a network outage

Editing geometric networks
• Adding new connectivity rules
• Working with annotation
• Testing connectivity and flow
• Creating a utility field map