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Western Area Power Administration- Analysis and Planning



Western Area Power Administration markets and delivers reliable, renewable, cost-based hydroelectric power and related services within a 15-state region of the central and western United States. WAPA is one of four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit electricity from multi-use water projects.

Utilities Solutions in GIS

  GIS Data in ArcGIS with Uniform Attribute Tables


Federal Land Ownership designations will vary in spatial accuracy depending upon the source of the agency providing the information. Digital Data Services was tasked to create an accurate, seamless, attributed Western States Federal Land ownership file in an Esri .shp format based on the most current public data.

Utilities Solutions in GIS

  Finished Federal Land Boundaries in GIS


This dataset was used for presenting the relationship between Federal Land ownership and WAPA's transmission grid locations. The final result gave WAPA the ability to produce more accurate online GIS systems and hard copy maps.


  • Conversion and Matching of Different Source Data into a Uniform Dataset
  • Assists in Planning of Future Developments
  • Aids in Identifying Jurisdiction & Regulation