GIS is a convenient place to link documents, records, and video files to your assets. Sanitary pipes are a good example of this, as they can have Pipe Televising videos and their associated reports attached.
Some of you may already have videos attached to your pipes, so we’ll show you a few features that you may not have been aware of. (Note: These features may appear differently or not at all in your GIS depending on how old your Pipe Televising tool is.)
First, we’ll assume that you want to see which pipes are televised. By turning on the “Televised Sanitary Pipes” layer (under Sanitary Sewer), you’ll see in yellow highlight which pipes have video records.
Identifying a highlighted pipe segment and clicking “Details” will bring up the dashboard with the linked televising video.
Some newer versions will also include the associated PDF report in a separate tab.
Leaving the dashboard and going to the map again, we can turn off the “Televised Sanitary Pipes” layer and turn on the “Sanitary Pipe Year Televised” layer to see a color gradient showing how long ago your pipes were video taped. Clicking the little menu icon between the checkbox and layer name will show the color meanings.
There you have it. If you have videos linked in your GIS, check out these features. If you don’t, check them out in our YourTown demo site, or let us know that you’d like to link your own videos.