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Field Data Collection and Management Best Practices
Field Data Collection and Management Best Practices

Accurate field asset data is critical for utilities to properly maintain and collect revenue. Members of Primera‚Äôs Consulting team have compiled best practices and lessons learned from field data collection of utility-owned streetlight assets throughout 400 political jurisdictions over three years. Through their experience they’ve compiled the ten best practices for ensuring data quality and control and will discuss the data collection and maintenance procedure to follow for success. These lessons learned will shed light on the importance of identifying issues early and often to avoid future data errors and laborious manual effort.

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Field Data Collection and Management Best Practices

There are three major phases of field data collection and management: pre-processing, field data collection, and post-processing. Traditionally, field data collection has often been treated as the most important phase, but through our authors' (pictured above) experience and analysis, they explain why the emphasis should be put on the pre and post processing of the data.