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Tucson Water, a municipal water company in Tucson, Arizona, has recently completed conversion of more than 1,600 paper water system maps into an ArcSDE Geodatabase. Prior to the conversion, the entire water system infrastructure was documented by hand on paper maps representing quarter sections of land. Converting from paper to digital geospatial data was a major component of and the foundation for an enterprise GIS. A GIS will allow Tucson Water to better manage, plan, and model its water system and resources. This paper will discuss the major steps involved with the conversion to an ArcSDE Geodatabase and some of the issues encountered during the conversion.