Updates on Utility Data Collection in the Pacific Region

Published: April 17, 2024

The geocgi Utility Asset Inventory Reconciliation (UAIR) team recently wrapped up the deliverables from their utilities data collection effort at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan. The project included performing field surveys to enhance the utilities network data for 9 different systems: Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, Electrical, Telecommunications, Thermal, Petroleum Oil Lubricants (POL), Natural Gas, and Compressed Gas.


UAIR is Marine Corps Installation Command’s (MCICOM) go-to utilities data collection vehicle. Along with our prime contractor, AECOM, geocgi is focusing on USMC installation utility geospatial data collection and standardization in the Pacific region. Our next target is Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) where the team will be collecting field data later this spring. On this trip, we will be focused on two systems, electrical and telecommunications.


The project has matured due to the lessons learned from Iwakuni.  We follow a comprehensive approach for data collection, beginning with engaging installation subject matter experts, professional engineers, and local GIS personnel to determine the condition of existing utility geospatial data. We assess other data sources such as CAD and As-Builts, then work with local GIS staff to plan a focused data transformation and collection initiative, with the goal of integrating and creating decision-ready GIS data for the installation management community.


For more information on this project or our work with the USMC Installation Geospatial Information and Services (IGI&S) community, please reach out to our Director of Programs PG Katsourakis,  pg.katsourakis@geocgi.com .