Municipal Utilities

WTH offers a wide variety of software products, consulting services and
data maintenance and management services to municipal utility departments.

Using GIS In Your Job

WTH provides a comprehensive program of GIS services for municipal utility managers and their staff.

Some benefits of using GIS in your work:
  • Saving money and making more informed decisions
  • Working more efficiently
  • Having the ability to meet new asset management requirements
  • Having the ability to preserve, share, and pass on your utility knowledge to others
  • Being better able to communicate utility issues with your staff, elected officials, utility boards, contractors, and engineering firms.
Convert your paper maps and what's stored in your head into a permanent digital record.
WTH has over 20 years experience in converting paper utility plans into GIS layers that can be stored, backed up, searched and chared with others.

Collect accurate asset locations in the field.
WTH’s Think GIS software interfaces with Trimble GNSS product for accurate and precise asset location in the field.  With Think GIS Editor, collected points are entered directly into the map.

Integrate your local utility data with available State and County aerial photos and GIS layers.
WTH builds maps for utilities that includes the most accurate and current available County and State aerial photography and GIS layers rather than rely on generic national maps.

GIS Products and Services

WTH has developed a full line of GIS products that can be used by utilities in the office or in the field, and on desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones.  Some of our products can provide mapping services with an Internet connection, and others can work offline where an Internet connection is weak or unavailable.

Some of the WTH GIS products that are used by utilities include the following:

Think GIS Editor - Think GIS Editor provides the ability to create data layers and information fields for each of your utilities including water, sanitary sewers, stormwater, electric, natural gas, and broadband.  Think GIS Editor includes a number of built-in tools for such things as water detection, sanitary line system tracing, elevation, and a basic work order tool.  Think GIS Editor can be used in the office and in the field, works offline and online, and can interface with Trimble GNSS receivers for accurate field asset location.

Think GIS User – Think GIS User is for laptop viewing and works offline where Internet connections are weak.

ThinkGIS.com – ThinkGIS.com is a cloud based version of Think GIS that allows for viewing on any computer device that has an Internet connection including smart phones and tablets.

Think Library – Think Library stores a utility’s plans, specifications, photos, videos, as georeferenced files in an online database that can be accessed in the office or in the field based on their geographic association with a utility asset.