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VELCO Electric develops GIS-based vegetation management program

Redlands, California, USA—February 12, 2009—Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has developed a vegetation management program that is saving the utility hours of work and significantly improving the accuracy of treatment on its 12,000 acres of rights-of-way. VELCO built its customized vegetation management application with ESRI’s GIS technology.

By using ESRI’s ArcPad Mobile GIS software for field mapping, VELCO crews are able to capture, edit, analyze, and display geographic information. VELCO used ESRI’s ArcPad Application Builder as the development framework for its customized mobile GIS ArcPad application. With ArcPad Application Builder, users such as VELCO can design custom forms for data collection, create unique toolbars, build applets for specific tasks, develop extensions, and more.