GIS for Rural & Small Utilities Series

This webinar series will focus on providing the business value of using a Geographic Information System to manage a rural water system. This three-part series includes introduction to GIS fundamentals, data conversion methods, solutions for water, taking it to the field and back, plus resources to get you started.

Part 1: GIS 101 for Rural Water Systems: 2 pm CST April 13 Register Now
This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of GIS, including:
-What is a GIS?
-What resources do I need?
-How can it benefit my organization?

Part 2: Transforming Your Organization to a Digital World: 2 pm CST April 27 Register Now
This webinar will discuss the benefits gained by moving from paper to the digital ArcGIS platform, including:
-Data Collection and Management
-Basic Analysis
-Using solutions for water

Part 3: Going Mobile: Taking your GIS into the Field: 2 pm CST May 11 Register Now
This webinar will discuss field workflows enabled by mobile apps including:


Jason Channin is a Senior Solution Engineer for Esri’s Water Practice.  He joined Esri in 2003 as an Inside Sales Representative to support the Esri Denver Region.  He now serves as a Senior Solution Engineer as part of the Esri Water Practice, specializing in Esri solutions for water/wastewater/stormwater management. Channin has more than 17 years of GIS experience.     He earned a B.S. in geography in 2003 from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.

David Totman is the Industry Manager of the Esri Global Water Practice providing thought leadership and market direction. Having been in the water industry for 36 years, he has been using GIS for nearly 30 of those years in business process optimization, project analytics, and infrastructure management.  Totman served as the Manager of Asset Management for Colorado Springs Utilities, one of the largest four-service municipally-owned utilities in the United States. He was educated in chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from Arizona State University. Graduate work at ASU included a Research Assistantship with the College of Construction and thesis development in groundwater transportation methods. He has served on the Arizona Geographic Information Council and was a member of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association since its AM/FM International days.