Joshua Schwartz, MS, GISP


Abstract (Note: This presentation is from work while Mr. Schwartz was previously employed by Arizona Public Service Company): Guided by the Wildland Urban Interface Code, Arizona Public Service (APS) has undertaken an effort to clear defensible space around utility poles which house electrical equipment. APS has leveraged GIS and GIS technology in every step of the project – from prioritizing the lines to be inspected to planning the work and communicating the work to the contractors and finally through the audit process. A system that was once all paper based is now 100% electronic.


Bio: Joshua Schwartz has been involved with GIS technology since 2004. He received BAs in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2009 and an MS in GIS Technology from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2017. Joshua lives and works in Fort Collins, Colorado.


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Fort Collins Utilities - Light and Power
Smart Grid and Operations
700 Wood St.
Fort Collins, CO. 80521-1945

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