Computer program could corral NID’s records, maps |

Computer program could corral NID’s records, maps

The Nevada Irrigation District now has access to a computer program that could bring modern speed and clarity to its records and maps system.

As part of the district’s Raw Water Master Plan process, a Davis consulting firm created the program. It is a database that allows NID employees to call up information, maps and even photos of its hundreds of miles of canals and pipelines at a moment’s notice.

Currently, NID relies on paper records and maps, what it has already scanned into its own database and human memory to recall what it has where in the sprawling system.

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