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The City of Meridian, Idaho, historically kept hard copy records of its utility assets. In recent years, City staff used AutoCAD mapping and Hansen maintenance management software for system inventory. These standalone systems, as a whole, did not support additional staff responsibilities resulting from record growth as building permit applications increased approximately 50 percent over the past year. GIS offers the opportunity to boost efficiency of records management as the City addresses future data management needs, such as Comprehensive Utility Planning and subdivision review, with aggressive growth. The City purchased and installed a Citrix Terminal Server with ArcGIS, parcel mapping has been migrated from AutoCAD, and utility system hydraulic models are migrating to ArcGIS, thus providing greater access to other GIS information. A GIS database for street lights was developed in the field through the use of new Trimble GeoXT hand-held Global Positioning System units and Pathfinder Office software.