AT&T Joint-Use Pole Collection
Using ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS, CobbFendley built a mobile cloud pole collection application for the telecommunications field crew. As part of AT&T’s joint use pole agreement with El Paso Electric (EPE), telecommunications crew members were deployed to collect pole information across 13 El Paso AT&T wire centers. An existing pole inventory from EPE was mapped and customized with new attribute fields to reflect the pole information necessary to satisfy the project scope. Some of the pole data that was collected included, but was not limited to: pole attachments, service drops, and cable transfers. Images and field notes were also captured by the tablet camera and attached to the associated pole.
A real-time layer in the map updated with a unique symbol to denote the poles that were successfully collected. This not only assisted field crews with tracking their progress, but also ensured efficiency by guaranteeing the subject poles were collected completely before leaving the current location. Poles not part of the existing inventory were also collected using the tablet GPS and attributed completely. Tools within the application such as “Get Directions” helped personnel successfully navigate to hard-to-find poles in remote locations.