Exploring SiteMap®: An Enhanced Underground Utility Mapping Software

Exploring SiteMap®: An Enhanced Underground Utility Mapping Software

The 1990 cinematic adventure and camp movie classic Tremors would have been a completely different story if the location had been properly mapped.

Imagine if every sand worm had been annotated and aggregated from tail to tail. In the 21st century, we’ve proven that although our built world conceals a complex network of underground utilities, there are thankfully no giant worm-like monsters. Miles of water and sewer lines, electrical cables, and telecommunications networks lie beneath our feet. These vital assets support our daily lives, and when they are mis-mapped or struck accidentally, they can be as destructive as giant sand monsters.

Managing and maintaining underground utilities can be just as challenging as wrangling those worms. SiteMap® (patent pending), powered by GPRS, offers a cutting-edge solution that is revolutionizing the field of underground utility mapping software.

Utilities being installed underground.
Managing our nation’s network of buried infrastructure requires cutting-edge technology that enables seamless communication and data sharing.

The Complex Task of Underground Utility Mapping

Accurately mapping underground utilities is daunting due to numerous challenges. The underground environment is dynamic, with utilities constantly being installed, repaired, and replaced. Organizations often struggle to maintain up-to-date and reliable records of underground infrastructure, leading to inefficiencies, safety hazards, and service disruptions.

GPRS Utility Mapping Services

GPRS offers a range of services to assist various fields in their subsurface exploration:

  • Private Utility Locating: About 65% of on-site utilities for construction projects or facilities are private, and 811 One Call services cannot locate them. GPRS provides comprehensive digital .KMZ files and PDF utility maps, including depths, for all utilities on-site, public or private. This ensures seamless communication and collaboration on any project.
  • Facility Mapping: Comprehensive above and below ground facility and infrastructure mapping for industries such as construction, facility management, engineering, architecture, and manufacturing.
  • Utility As-Built Creation: GPRS provides a complimentary PDF, .KMZ file, and SiteMap® Personal subscription with every outdoor utility locate. Project Managers create digital, layered utility maps inside SiteMap®, and the in-house Mapping & Modeling Team can offer TruBuilt plan views and 3D BIM or Conceptual Site Models (CSM) for better project or facility management.
  • Soil Boring Clearance: Environmental consultants need soil borings for property transfer due diligence or investigating environmental hazards. Knowing what utilities and features exist underground before drilling helps mitigate additional risks.
  • Directional Drilling Clearance: When installing fiber and telecom lines, knowing where to drill to avoid striking existing underground utilities is crucial. Pre and post-installation cross bore inspections ensure the safety of your work.
  • Environmental Due Diligence: GPRS aids in Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) by accurately locating utilities and mapping preferential pathways for contaminants, providing detailed 3D site visualizations.
  • One Call Locating Services: One Call cannot locate private utility lines on site or provide depths for public utility lines. GPRS locates both, providing accurate field markings and digital and PDF utility maps.
  • UST Locating: Finding underground storage tanks (USTs) before excavation is crucial for risk mitigation. GPRS Project Managers can comprehensively map abandoned tanks and lines.

SiteMap®: Enhancing Underground Utility Mapping

SiteMap® offers a unique and comprehensive solution for underground utility mapping, leveraging advanced technology and innovative features:

  • High-Resolution Mapping: SiteMap® enables interaction with detailed, geolocated, and layered maps of underground utilities, minimizing the risk of utility strikes and service disruptions.
  • 99.8% Accuracy: Our equipment, training, and methodology consistently deliver high-quality results. GPRS uses various collection devices like ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic induction, CCTV crawler cameras, LiDAR, and acoustic leak detectors to gather data. This data is compiled into deliverables by the in-house mapping and modeling team.
  • Expanding Technologies: GPRS continuously pursues advanced technologies and methodologies to maintain industry-leading accuracy.
  • Share With Ease: Customized communication reinforces team objectives with geographically segmented data, accessible 24/7 from any computer or mobile device.
A GPRS Project Manager looks at a tablet.
SiteMap® offers a unique and comprehensive solution for underground utility mapping, leveraging advanced technology and innovative features.

Benefits of SiteMap®: Enhanced Underground Utility Mapping

SiteMap®-enhanced underground utility mapping offers numerous benefits across various sectors:

  • Improved Accuracy: Accurate and up-to-date mapping reduces errors, utility strikes, and service disruptions.
  • Enhanced Safety: GPRS prioritizes safety through extensive training and certification programs.
  • Cost Savings: Avoiding utility strikes leads to significant cost savings over time.
  • Operational Efficiency: Proactive maintenance and minimized downtime improve operational efficiency.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Helps organizations comply with regulatory requirements, reducing risks of fines and legal liabilities.

SiteMap® offers a comprehensive solution for managing underground infrastructure. From water utility mapping software to utility mapping services and underground mapping, SiteMap® empowers organizations to navigate the complexities of underground infrastructure with confidence.

GPRS’ SiteMap® team members are currently scheduling live, personal SiteMap® demos. Click below to schedule your demo today!