Overview

Nighttime Flow Overview

The Nighttime Flow Analysis solution provides water utilities tools to create, monitor, update, and retire a Sub-DMA for the purpose of identifying areas of potential high water loss. For additional details, please read Detecting Water Loss Early With ArcGIS - Using Nighttime Flow Analysis.

This solution includes a series of services, maps, and apps for use throughout your utility's organization.

Requirements

Nighttime Flow Analysis requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Software
Geoprocessing
  • ArcMap (Standard or Advanced) 10.4 - 10.7
Map authoring
  • ArcMap (Standard or Advanced) 10.4 - 10.7
  • ArcGIS Pro (Standard or Advanced) 2.2 - 2.4
GeoEvent services
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Advanced) 10.5 - 10.7, or
    • ArcGIS GeoEvent Server
  • ArcGIS for Server (Advanced) 10.4
    • ArcGIS GeoEvent Server
Map service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Standard or Advanced) 10.5 - 10.7, or
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) 10.4
    • Portal for ArcGIS
Applications
  • Basic Viewer (ArcGIS configurable application template)
  • Impact Summary (ArcGIS configurable application template)
  • Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS
  • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
Prerequisites
  • A water network published as a service

What you get

When you download Nighttime Flow Analysis, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
Application ArcREST A folder containing the required Python package. This package is used in the DMA Planner toolbox to add features to a feature service.
AttributeAssistant.esriAddIn The Attribute Assistant provides a series of predefined methods to automatically populate attributes (ex. assign valve size based on the water main feature it intersects) when features are created and updated.
Maps and GDBs DMA.gdb A sample geodatabase with the DMA feature service schema..
WaterDistributionNetwork.gdb A sample geodatabase with water network data from the City of Naperville, Illinois.
DMAPlanner.tbx A toolbox with tools used to plan, share, and delete SubDMA data.
SubDMAPlanner.mxd A map document used for planning SubDMAs.
DMA Boundaries Locations.lyr A layer file used to symbolize the SubDMA Boundary Input feature set in the 1-SubDMA Planner geoprocessing model.
Trace Location.lyr A layer file used to symbolize the Select a pipe inside the DMA feature set in the 1-SubDMA Planner geoprocessing model.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Nighttime Flow Analysis.

Date Description
September 2018
  • Support for Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS configurable web app.
January 2018
  • The latest release of the Attribute Assistant Add-In. See release notes for more information.
  • An update to the Sub-DMA Valve and Meter List application to support the latest release of Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS.
  • An update to the Sub-DMA Planning geoprocessing model to support vertical coordinate systems.
June 2017
  • Nighttime Flow Analysis documentation updated for automated deployment with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
March 2017
July 2016
June 2016
  • The most recent release of the Attribute Assistant Add-In. See release notes for more information.
  • An enhancement to the Automated Setup to include the publishing of the Sub-DMA Status Updater application.
February 2016
  • Most recent version of the Automated Setup & Reporting tools. See the release notes for more details.
  • Most recent version of the Attribute Assistant add-in. See release notes for more details.
  • The most recent sample water network data from the Local Government Information Model.
  • An update to the Append Data to Feature Service model with new parameters and capabilities to work across multiple versions.
November 2015
  • Removal of the Batch Attribute Editor widget from the download; widget is now part of Web AppBuilder
  • Use of Web AppBuilder (Developer Edition) no longer required
August 2015
  • Batch Attribute Editor upgraded to Web AppBuilder (Developer Edition) 1.2
  • Latest versions of the ArcREST tools.
    • ArcREST version 3.
  • Config file enhancements.
July 2015
  • Load SubDMA to Service script now utilizes ArcMap's login to connect to the Feature Service
  • Latest release of the Attribute Assistant Add-In
  • The most recent sample water network data from the Local Government Information Model
  • Latest version of the Batch Attribute Editor widget (formally known as Batch Editor widget)
May 2015
  • Enhanced planning model to snap to valves and mains and reduces the snap tolerance
  • Latest versions of the ArcREST tools
    • ArcREST Helper is now included with ArcREST
  • Report modules moved to solutionreporttools python package
  • Config file schema changes
    • PublishData added to PublishingDetails section to allow the user to quickly bypass this entire section
    • EnableEditTracking & Capabilities parameters in FeatureServices has been replaced with the Definition section
March 2015
  • First release of Nighttime Flow Analysis

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