Weatherization Assistant GIS Mapping
The Geographic Information System (GIS) feature in the Weatherization Assistant allows the location of client homes to be mapped. Before this optional feature can be used, you must first perform the following three steps:
Download the " base.zip
" file and the zip file for your state (i.e., "xx.zip" where xx is the two letter abbreviation for your state) by clicking on the appropriate links below. The files are very large, so downloading the GIS files performs best with a high speed Internet connection.
Step 2: After downloading the two files to your computer, double click on each zip file to unzip it to the GIS folder under the location where you installed the Weatherization Assistant (for Version 8.3.3.x, for example, this would typically be "C:\Program Files\Weatherization Assistant 833\GIS"). After each file has been unzipped, the "zip" files are no longer needed and can be deleted from your computer. The GIS files are used under a license agreement and cannot be duplicated or further distributed.
After both zip files have been unzipped, turn the GIS feature on within the Weatherization Assistant by selecting the "Preferences" button from the Weatherization Assistant's Main Menu, clicking on the "Features" tab, checking the box next to "3. Enable graphic information system (mapping)," and then clicking on the "Restart" button. See Chapters 11.4 and 13.2 of the "Weatherization Assistant Users Manual for Administration Features (Version 8)
" for more details.