Google Earth Mapping and Asset Management 080420-10


Event Date & Time

8/4/2020 10:00 AM - 8/4/2020 3:00 PM



Unfortunately, we have closed online registration; however, there is still room to attend. You can email to check for openings or call the training department at 916-447-9832 ext. 1429.

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time. 

0.4 WA DW Continuing Education Units 


This course Google Earth Mapping and Asset Management Workshop is now offered as an online two-part series. Part 1 will take place from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Part 2 will take place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Please follow the link below to register.  


Participants must attend both sessions to earn CEUs.

Participants should download and install the free Google Earth Pro software prior to the class (

Morning Session:
Mapping a utility’s assets can greatly assist with developing an asset management plan.
Participants will receive a step-by-step tutorial on how to get started mapping their system’s assets using Google Earth Pro for project planning, public presentations and developing capital improvement plans.
Participants will learn:
• The basic tools of Google Earth needed to map system assets
• How to import scanned maps, handheld GPS coordinates and public domain GIS data
• How to derive pipe lengths and surface elevations for evaluating pipe alignments and tank sites for hydraulic analysis, project planning and cost estimating
• How to edit, save and share your Google Earth maps with project team members and the public

Afternoon Session:
Asset management planning plays a significant role in the overall financial sustainability of a utility. With proper planning, the useful life of equipment can be extended, emergencies can be avoided, and overall costs will be reduced.
A capital improvement plan (CIP) prioritizes the replacement or installation of infrastructure assets. It includes the forecasting and budgeting of capital outlay and is an integral part of the budgeting and rate-setting process for even very small systems.
Participants will learn how to:
• Inventory assets
• Prioritize projects
• Analyze funding options
• Develop a CIP Reserve Fund
• Budget to support the CIP/Asset Management Plan